Twitter teams up with Microsoft to show breaking news tweets on MSN

Microsoft is in the process of revamping the website, and Twitter is eager to tap into the 425 million viewers the website receives every month. As such, the microblogging service is teaming up with Microsoft to display tweets in the form of a breaking news banner on the MSN homepage.

The banner section will display breaking news stories from major publications like AOL, Asahi Shimbun, CNN, Hindustan Times, NDTV, Sky News, The Guardian, The New York Times, The Telegraph, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and Yomiuri Shimbun. In addition, Twitter will also show tweets from official government accounts, celebrities, spokespeople or eyewitnesses to an event.

The news banner is said to be shown selectively, mostly in cases when a news story is seeing a lot of activity on Twitter.

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Source: Twitter; Via: Neowin

Harish Jonnalagadda
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Harish Jonnalagadda is a Senior Editor overseeing Asia for Android Central, Windows Central's sister site. When not reviewing phones, he's testing PC hardware, including video cards, motherboards, gaming accessories, and keyboards.