NEW YORK (
) -- Popular searches Monday on the Internet include "Libya news."
On Sunday, President Obama called for
to step down and relinquish power over Libya and end the civil war that has engulfed the country for the past six months. Rebels stormed Tripoli on Monday, and have met resistance by tanks near Gadhafi's compound. Opposition fighters also detained two of Gadhaf's sons on Sunday and a report says a third son was captured Monday.
Gadhafi's whereabouts are still unknown.
HP TouchPad is also trending.
is liquidating inventories of the TouchPad, just days after announcing that the company would immediately stop development of the tablet.
As of this past Saturday, HP slashed prices for the TouchPad, dropping them to their lowest points ever -- with price cuts of $300 or more. The 16GB TouchPad is now available for $99, while the 32GB version is selling for $149.
is another hot topic. The Internet-calling service has agreed to acquire
, a move that will help Skype delve into the group messaging space on smartphones.
With GroupMe, users can text and make conference calls with several people at a time on their mobile phones. Skype has not revealed how much it is paying for the New York-based company, and it is still unknown whether GroupMe will be integrated with Skype services or continue separately under its own brand.
agreed to buy Skype in May.
The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo! and other search sites) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on the Web, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.
-- Written by Brittany Umar
Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.