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Facebook Teams Up with Russia's Top Search Engine

Written by Kevin Rothrock On 16 January 2014 @ 18:40 pm | No Comments

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Yandex gets to drink from Facebook's firehose. Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock, pulled from YouTube captures. [1]

Yandex gets to drink from Facebook's firehose. Images mixed by Kevin Rothrock, pulled from YouTube captures.

Scholars and researchers of the Russian Internet can rejoice this week, for Russia's leading search engine, Yandex.ru [2], is now the second website in the world, after Bing in the United States, to gain access to Facebook firehose data [3] [ru]. This means that Yandex can now search Facebook's streaming API and provide live results for all public posts. The new deal with Facebook is limited to users based in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Turkey. Currently, only Yandex's blogs-specific search feature [4] is capable of returning Facebook results, but the company's spokesperson told [5] TechCrunch on January 13, 2014, that Yandex hopes to incorporate Facebook links in its general Internet search results soon.


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[1] Image: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m7Sy_MHJstk

[2] Yandex.ru: http://www.yandex.ru/

[3] gain access to Facebook firehose data: http://tjournal.ru/paper/yandex-facebook

[4] blogs-specific search feature: http://blogs.yandex.ru/

[5] told: http://techcrunch.com/2014/01/13/yandex-facebook/

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