Apple iPhone 8, iPhone X Among Top Google Search Terms of 2017

Todd Singleton
December 16, 2017

Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and the late singer Tom Petty were the top three lookups that caused the most traffic spikes in the USA this year, according to Google's annual list of the top trending searches for 2017.

Lauer was sacked on November 29 from NBC News following a secret meeting where his alleged victim and her lawyer told NBC brass her story of inappropriate sexual behavior from the "Today" show host.

Turning to the cinema, despite all the hype around the global phenomenon that was La La Land, it did not interest us as much as some other films, reaching fourth place in the searched for movies.

Surprisingly the New York Yankees (not the Boston Red Sox) were the next most popular search term in our area, followed by Super Bowl, bitcoin price, Las Vegas shooting, Hurricane Jose, and Game of Thrones. The storm killed dozens of people. A number of other subjects of sexual misconduct allegations also made the Top 10 people list, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Bill O'Reilly. Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry.

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Late musician and frontman of the Heartbreakers Tom Petty, who passed away in October at 66, was the No. 3 most searched figure.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman".

The crunch Ireland v Denmark soccer fixture also grabbed people's attention, ranking third in searches ahead of 13 Reasons Why and the kids craze of the year, Fidget Spinner.

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