Japan’s NTT Docomo & Twitter Teaming to Deliver Richer Mobile Search Results

Japan’s NTT Docomo is partnering with Twitter to develop an alerting service that uses tweet location information.

NTT DoCoMo, Twitter to develop location-based alert

However, it will probably not be a targeted emergency situation alerting service as Reuters title may imply. They note that: Twitter will remove data that could identify users, before using the stored tweets for this service, the business daily said So, it is NOT likely that NTT Docomo will send an alert directly to Twitter users based on their individual location.

NTT Docomo itself does not provide much in the way of details about this service.

DOCOMO to Develop New Services by Working with Twitter (NTT Docomo press release)

One of the envisioned services will bring richer search results to DOCOMO customers. Real-time Tweets and other Twitter content will be added to the search results on the DOCOMO “i-mode” portal for feature phones and the “docomo market” portal for smartphones. DOCOMO expects to launch the service for feature phones this summer and for smartphones later this year or early next year.