Google gets access to Twitter’s firehose

Sarah Frier writing for Bloomberg:

In the first half of this year, tweets will start to be visible in Google’s search results as soon as they’re posted, thanks to a deal giving the Web company access to Twitter’s firehose, the stream of data generated by the microblogging service’s 284 million users, people with knowledge of the matter said Wednesday. Google previously had to crawl Twitter’s site for the information, which will now come automatically from Twitter.

After capping access to the full stream a couple of years ago, Twitter apparently is opening up again. Wondering if other companies will get the same access Google does.