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Yahoo! named the top ten popular searches of the year

Yahoo! named the top ten popular searches of the yearSearch engine Yahoo! has published the top ten most popular searches of 2010.

The most popular topic among the audience Yahoo! (mostly Americans and Canadians) was the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico. In second place was the World Cup in South Africa, including requests dedicated vuvuzela and octopus Paul, and the third actress and singer Miley Cyrus, which released in the summer of 2010 a new album with the title hit single "Can't Be Tamed". Completing the top five Yahoo! has two ambitious girls – socialite Kim Kardashian and singer Lady Gaga.

During the year the world's smartphone sales have doubled

During the year the world's smartphone sales have doubledIn the third quarter of 2010, the volume of global smartphone sales doubled compared to the same period in 2009. Total in July-September, the world was sold 80.5 million smartphones, according to analyst firm Gartner.

The most popular mobile platforms are Symbian, Android and Apple iOS with figures 36.6, 25.5 and 16.7 percent respectively. Moreover, the share of Google Android for the year increased by more than seven times.

Also, analysts at Gartner presented data on the total number of mobile phones sold. It turned out that in the third quarter of 2010, the world has been acquired 417,000,000 new "mobile phones". In this year the figure rose to 35 percent.