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iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and PS4 and dominate Google Search in 2013

Nelson Mandela and the royal baby also make the list
Tue Dec 17 2013, 14:33
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GADGET DESIGNER Apple's iPhone 5S, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Sony's Playstation 4 (PS4) dominated Google Search in 2013, the firm revealed on Tuesday.

You know Christmas is coming when Google releases its annual Zeitgeist list, and that's what it has done today.

Google said on its blog, "In our annual Year-End Zeitgeist ("spirit of the times"), we reflect on the people, places, and moments that captured the world’s attention throughout the year. This year marks our most global Zeitgeist to date - with 1,000+ top 10 lists across categories like Trending People, Most-Searched Events and Top Trending Searches from 72 countries."

Google's 2013 Zeitgeist list reveals the search terms that dominated the search engine this year, and gadgets have played a big role in this year's top 10, with the iPhone 5S ranking third, the Samsung Galaxy S4 eight, and the PS4 ninth.

Microsoft probably isn't pleased, as the Xbox One did not make Google's top 10 list, although it did rank tenth on the search firm's UK specific alternative.

Technology wasn't a big hitter on Google's 2012 list, with Google searchers more concerned about the Olympics and Gangnam Style.

It's not just technology that dominated search this year, though. Late Fast and the Furious star Paul Walker ranks second on the list, behind Nelson Mandela. Late Glee star Cory Monteith also led Google's most searched in 2013 compilation, placing fourth on the list.

Other hotly searched things this year included the royal baby, the Harlem Shake, the Boston Marathon and North Korea.

Google also revealed which countries searched for what things in 2013. Here in London, for example, the most searched for terms included BBC Sport, BBC Football and Euromillions, whereas those in the US were more concerned with Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. µ


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