Experian Hitwise, which has analyzed the top 1,000 search terms for 2011, is reporting that Facebook was the top-searched term overall in the U.S. for the third year in a row. Four variations of the term “facebook” were among the top 10 terms and accounted for 4.4 percent of searches overall, a 24 percent increase from 2010.
Searches for “youtube” actually moved up from the third spot in 2010 to the second spot in 2011. “Facebook login” was the third most-searched term in 2011, followed by “craigslist” and “facebook.com.” Facebook.com moved up one spot in 2011 to be among the top five search terms. When combined, common search terms for Facebook, such as facebook and facebook.com, accounted for 3.5 percent of all searches in the United States among the top 50 terms, up 33 percent compared with 2010. Read More
Google announced a major investment in four solar photovoltaic (PV) projects Tuesday, bringing the company’s portfolio of clean energy projects to almost $1 billion.
The latest investment of $94 million is the first money the search giant has put toward generating energy into the U.S. grid. Past projects brought solar panels to 10,000 homeowners through the rooftop installations.
“We believe investing in the renewable energy sector makes business sense and hope clean energy projects continue to attract new sources of capital to help the world move towards a more sustainable energy future,” Axel Martinez, assistant treasure of Google Treasury, wrote in a blog post.
The best states in the U.S. for solar power energy are Nevada, Arizona, California, Texas and New Mexico.
Google’s Fastest-Growing Searches 2011
1. Rebecca Black
3. Ryan Dunn
4. Casey Anthony
5. Battlefield 3
6. iPhone 5
8. 東京 電力 (Fukishama)
9. Steve Jobs
Yahoo’s Top 10 Searches 2011
Osama bin Laden
Glassdoor, a jobs and career community where employees can anonymously rate companies and CEOs, has just released its fourth annual Employees’ Choice Awards, listing the top 50 “Best Places to Work,” based on surveys collected from U.S. employees in 2011. The top five Best Places to Work, according to employees, are: Bain & Company, McKinsey & Company, Facebook, MITRE, and Google.
Google Inc. unveiled a new online music store with T-Mobile to compete against its competitors Apple and Amazon.
The new service features millions of songs from record labels EMI, Sony Music and Universal, but will not have music from Warner Group.
To help jump-start the new music store, Google said it will offer one free song for consumers to download every day.
It will also allow consumers to share purchased songs with friends on the Google-plus social network. The feature will give users of Google-plus a “free, full-play” of songs purchased by their friends.
Good news for music lovers everywhere!