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December 13, 2012

Whitney Houston tops Gangnam Style as top 2012 Google search

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Among other rankings, Scholastic Corp.'s "Hunger Games" trilogy took the top spots among most-read books on Facebook, followed by "Fifty Shades of Grey" from Random House Inc.

The top "check-in" location on Facebook, where users broadcast their whereabouts, was New York's Times Square, followed by California's Disneyland and AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, winner of the 2012 World Series. Among sports teams, the New York Giants and New England Patriots football teams took the top spots.

Other Facebook rankings include songs and public figures, as well as trends in different countries. The review feature was also rolled out for users, showing individualized top 20 events for 2012.

Facebook, which held an initial public offering in May, was also the top-trending stock on Google Zeitgeist. Zynga, the social-gaming company that's seen its stock fall by more than 70 percent this year, grabbed the No. 2 spot. That was followed by Yelp, the review site, and Samsung Electronics.

Among Google's trending searches specific to people, Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, and Jeremy Lin, the former New York Knicks basketball player, featured in rankings.

Apple led in devices among trending tech gadgets in the U.S. Apple's iPad 3 was at the top, followed by iPad Mini. Samsung's Galaxy S3, a smartphone using Google's Android software, was No. 3, and Amazon.com's "Kindle Fire" was No. 4.

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