Google and Twitter no longer working together for Realtime

Google no longer has access to Twitter's realtime traffic flow after an agreement between the two companies expired.

The search engine leader tells the news source that it plans to revive the service "later this year" and is working on incorporating its new social networking site Google + in some way.

"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," said a Google spokesman in an email, quoted by ComputerWorld.

However, the spokesperson added that the company remains open to exploring other collaborations with Twitter in the future.

In the meantime, Twitter will continue to provide its realtime service to Microsoft, Yahoo and other small developers.

The two companies had been working in tandem since 2009, the news source adds.

Another website, Topsy.com, may serve as an alternative for updated tweets, The Wall Street Journal reports. The company, which has been in business since 2006, has a searchable index of Twitter data that extends as far back as three years.