December 16, 2011
Apple Among Top Searches On Google’s Zeitgeist List
Google released its annual Zeitgeist feature for 2011, with Apple-related news making three of the top 10 spots.
Google´s Zeitgeist 2011 includes the year's 10 fastest-rising global searches on the Internet.
Apple's rumored iPhone 5 placed at number six on the list, despite the company's iPhone 4S actually being release. Some speculated that an iPhone 5 would be a larger screen version of the iPhone.
Google said searches for the rumored phone rose 1,658 percent between 2010 and 2011, with the peak coming in the week of September 25th.
Steve Jobs made the list as well, landing in the nine-spot. Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, died October 5, 2011 after battling with pancreatic cancer.
The company's iPad 2 hit number 10 on Google's Zeitgeist. The device hit stores the same day as Japan's earthquake and tsunami struck on March 11.
Apple's iPhone 4S landed second in Google's fastest rising news, falling just behind the nuclear power plant Fukushima in Japan.
Topping this year's list was Rebecca Black, a 13-year-old Internet-star who made a viral video of her pop single "Friday".
Google's own Google+ made it to the second spot on its list. This is a social network Google announced in June 2011, landing over 10 million people within the first three weeks of launch.
Celebrity Ryan Dunn was the third fastest-rising search of the year after a drunk-driving car accident killed him on June 20, 2011.
Casey Anthony, the mother who was charged with first-degree murder of her own daughter, hit number four on Google's Zeitgeist.
Google also released a list of the "Fastest Rising Consumer Electronics" for the year, and the "Fastest Rising - Google Maps."
Amazon's Kindle Fire took the top spot on the company's "Fastest Rising Consumer Electronics" list, followed by Apple's iPhone 4S.
Apple kept the streak alive on that list as well, with its iPad 2 hitting the number six spot, and the rumored iPad 3 taking number 10.
Other smartphones making Google's consumer electronics list includes Samsung Nexus Prime, Hewlett-Packard's Touchpad and HTC's Sensation.
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