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Here’s what people were Googling in 2017 | TechCrunch

Tue Dec 12 22:05:19 EST 2017 | TechCrunch
There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google’s annual “Year in Search.” More than any of the other year-end download and streaming roundups, Google’s offers a clear snapshot of the things that captured our imaginations and baffled us during what felt like a particularly turbulent year. Here in the U.S., the top overall searches cover a pretty wide range of the human experience, running the gamut from natural phenomenon, to sports, to human tragedy..

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There are few metrics in the world that offer as much insight into our society as Google’s annual “Year in Search.” More than any of the other year-end download and streaming ..
Matt Lauer, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Bill O’Reilly — once-powerful men in media and entertainment disgraced by revelations of --- harassment and abuse — were four of t..
Google just released the list of the top trending searches in 2017. Searches for Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer and Tom Petty led to some of the biggest traffic surges. CNBC.com Google..
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash..
SAN FRANCISCO -- Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me ..
Google's 2017 Year in Search revealed the most prominent searches of the year and it has been a tough one. However, people searched for "how to help" more than ever.  ( Simon ..
Although, it's difficult to chalk 2017 up as anything other than a lousy year, we can find some solace in the well-meaning "how" queries sent Google's way. Aside from an increase i..
Irma, the devastating storm, was the top trending topic globally when it came to news or searches at Google, according to rankings of top trending topics and people release on Wedn..
Google has released its annual "Year in Search" feature and the ongoing --- assault and harassment reckoning is front and center. Perhaps most surprising was the figure at the t..
2017 was a wild ride in the sports world, and Google Trends was quick to pick up on the biggest roller coasters in sports. The overall fourth-most searched term on Google..
It’s not quite 2018 yet, but Google already released its rankings for the top Google searches of the year, which is an annual tradition for the undisputed king of the search busine..
In today's tech might Apple's new desktop the iMac pro goes until tomorrow it aimed at Apple's professional grade Mac users are told apple they felt neglected by recent desktop off..
Who else was left with a bad taste in their mouth this morning? Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali is the latest powerful man to be "stepping away" from an empire he buil..
Google released its search data for 2017 and, to no surprise, --- harassment figures dominated the lists. However, it was a surprise that, of all people, Donald Trump ..
Google released its Top 10 list of , and frankly, the overall list was a bit underwhelming, as people demanded more information about Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer, and fidget spinner..
In this Thursday, May 11, 2017, file photo, Funky Monkey Toys store owner Tom Jones plays with a fidget spinner in Oxford, Mich. Fidget spinners were among the most searched topics..
They were on the plane when they heard what Trump said. On a late Friday night in September, the Seattle Seahawks were en route to Nashville, where they would face the Tennessee Ti..
Celebrity chef Mario Batali stepped away from his restaurant empire and cooking show "The Chew" on Monday as he said that reports of --- misconduct "match up" to his behavior. F..
(Newser) – Hurricane Irma and Matt Lauer were hot topics in 2017, Fast Company notes—hot enough to propel both to the top of Google's annual "Year in Search" results. Per the site,..
Mobile AR from Apple (ARKit), Google (ARCore) and Facebook (Camera Effects) and computer vision/machine learning (CV/ML) are focusing the minds and wallets of VCs in Silicon Valley..
It was Christmas Eve 2014 when Eric Meyer logged onto Facebook, expecting the usual holiday photos and well-wishes from friends and families. Instead, Facebook showed him an ad for..
FILE - In this Wednesday, April 20, 2016, file photo, Mario Batali attends an awards dinner in New York. Batali is stepping down from daily operations at his restaurant empire foll..
Some advertisers in 2017 might have been better off not advertising at all. Last year’s election has transformed harmless promotional stunts into Big Statements on the nature of so..
Apple keeps giving us reasons to say goodbye. iOS 11 is as , with the making iPhones almost unusable, and the latest version of macOS briefly exposed Mac owners to a . As for the i..
It’s the holidays, which means it’s once again time to rack your brain in search of the right gifts for the right people. If someone on your list is into tech, though, we’ve got yo..
David Folkenflik has what some might call a plum assignment. As NPR’s media correspondent, he can on one day find himself interviewing the editor of The New York Times, and on anot..
Want proof that journalism matters? Look no further than Harvey Weinstein. Were it not for The New York Times and The New Yorker, the indie mogul would still be hobnobbing at Oscar..
In this De. 6, 2017 photo, Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill., third from left, along with other demonstrators protest outside of the U.S. Capitol in support of the Deferred Action for Chi..
Larry Johnson is convinced he's living with CTE. The former NFL running back recently told The Washington Post he believes he suffers from chronic traumatic encephalopath..
Clockwise from top left: “Big Little Lies,” “The Shape of Water,” “The Post” and “Get Out.” (Hilary Bronwyn Gayle/HBO; Kerry Hayes/Fox Searchlight/AP; Niko Tavernise/Twentieth Cent..
The state of the Nintendo 3DS in 2017 is “still alive,” which often raises the question: When’s Nintendo going to kill this thing? While it fell far short of the dizzying heights a..
Samsung wrote the book on copying Apple… literally. No, seriously — back when the company was still trying to break through in the smartphone market, Samsung actually created a 132..
FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2016 file photo, comedian Kathy Griffin poses at The Hollywood Reporter's 25th Annual Women in Entertainment Breakfast in Los Angeles. Griffin created a stor..
I used to be a bitcoin bull. As bitcoin's price soared from $13 to more than $1,000 in 2013, lots of people argued it was an unsustainable bubble. I argued the opposite: that bitco..
You’re finally done with all your holiday shopping and you’ve managed to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list. Now it’s time to get the perfect gift for yourself! Samsun..