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iPhone tops list of 2007 Google searches

Technology and entertainment topped Google’s searches in 2007, with the iPhone grabbing the number one one slot on a list of the fastest-rising search terms in the United States, the company said on Tuesday.

”iPhone, of course, is a word very few people typed in a search box in 2006,” said Marissa Mayer of Google. ”It didn’t exist.”

Apple rolled out the iPhone, which is a cellphone, music and video player and internet browser device, in the US last summer.

Four social networking sites made the top 10, including Webkinz, which grabbed the number two slot. Webkinz is a stuffed animal that customers can register and play with online.

Celebrity news website TMZ ranked third, while transformer toys took the number four slot.

Transformers are the wildly popular toys that shift their shapes, for example from cars to alien robots, and they got a big boost from the 2007 hit movie Transformers.

”There’s a lot of interest in the celebrity culture, television and movies,” said Mayer.

YouTube, the video-sharing website, grabbed the number five spot while Club Penguin, a networking site for children, came in number six. Social networking site MySpace took the number seven slot. Heroes, Facebook and Anna Nicole Smith rounded out the top 10.

Google also released a list of fastest-rising global search terms and the iPhone topped that list too. – Reuters

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