walkman - 8:59 pm on Dec 21, 2009 (gmt 0) [edited by: walkman at 9:04 pm (utc) on Dec. 21, 2009]
Brett, it's more complicated than that. The tweets are public but Google wants them ASAP and without crashing the Tw servers, so it isn't content alone they're paying for. Either way, 10-15 million is chicken feed for both MSFT and Google and they will pay to keep an advantage /prevent the other from having it.
[edited by: walkman at 9:04 pm (utc) on Dec. 21, 2009]