Giant search engine Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) has published its annual list of the most popular searched items for the year, in which Robin Williams’s sudden death came at the top. The list according to Bloomberg’s, Rosalind Chin, contains some of the biggest news stories and trends that captured public attention for the better part of the year.
“It’s really a mixture of bad news, good news and also just things of interest like flappy bird, which is an app game but it is really a list of the major stories for the year,” said Mrs. Chin.
Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)’s search items for the year clocked the trillion mark highlighting how popular the search page has become over the years. Searches to major stories from the Ebola epidemic to the ISIS conflict and the Middle East conflict also continued to capture the attention of mass following across the globe.
Robin Williams, who allegedly took his life earlier in the year, remained at the peak as the most searched item in Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) with people from North America leading the pack on this front. The soccer bonanza that was the world cup came in second followed by the Ebola crisis in Africa.
“World cup more than 2.2 billion searches and the most searched match was Brazil Vs Germany not even the final,” said Mrs. Chin.
The disappearance of the Malaysia airline MH17 was also another talking point for the year with Chin reporting that people focused their Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) search on the airline being found contrary to it missing. Over 200 million searches are thought to have been made regarding the missing airline as the mystery behind its disappearance continues to intrigue the world.
The ALS bucket challenge also made into the list coming in at number five followed closely by the flappy bad app game. A surprising global trend for the year was the Australian singer Conchita Wurst, who won the Eurovision Song Contestant attracting widespread Google Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL) search online.
Moving into consumer electronic goods, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:APPL) iPhone 6 remained the most searched item especially on its bending capability with many people rushing to watch some of the videos online.
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