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iPad accounting for more traffic; Google Realtime loses Twitter feed

TAGs: Apple, Google, Ipad, Twitter

Apple iPadApple’s iPad now accounts for around 1% of the web traffic for the entire planet and is even more popular in the United States. Users in the North American country account for 2.1% as the figures increasingly show the high success that the device is having. It also points towards the fact that channeling marketing efforts into iPad only applications might not be such a bad idea.

The world leader in trawling the web for absolutely anything will be diminished after the expiration of an agreement. Google Realtime Search will no longer include Tweets after the tie-up between the two reached its conclusion. A spokesperson from Google said, “While we will not have access to this special feed from Twitter, information on Twitter that’s publicly available to our crawlers will still be searchable and discoverable on Google.

“Our vision is to have google.com/realtime include Google+ information along with other realtime data from a variety of sources.”

Google+ was unveiled last week. It is what the company is hoping will challenge the likes of Facebook and Twitter in the world of social media. Twitter’s spokesperson, said, “Since October 2009, Twitter has provided Google with the stream of public tweets for incorporation into their real-time search product and other uses. That agreement has now expired. We continue to provide this type of access to Microsoft, Yahoo!, NTT Docomo, Yahoo! Japan and dozens of other smaller developers. And, we work with Google in many other ways.”

It remains to be seen where Google+ ranks the next time we ask the iGaming industry which site is the most important in the social media space.

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