Yandex Adds Twitter Deal To Power Real-Time Search

Search engine Yandex is looking to extend its dominance in Russia through a deal to access Twitter’s firehose — allowing users to search millions of incoming tweets in real time. The deal gives Yandex access to Twitter’s firehose, and allows users to search it at, giving them almost instant access to vast troves of data streaming off the messaging service.

Russia’s Yandex Hit By Political Storm Ahead of IPO

Russia’s biggest search engine, Yandex, plans to cash in by going public on the Nasdaq — but its bid for the big time is being hit by concerns of political interference and revelations that it has handed private user data over to the Russian security services.