(Information on the Sugarland lawsuit and Apple's upcoming iTunes announcement added to today's Hot Trends article.)
NEW YORK (
) -- "Sugarland" is a hot search topic today following news that the lawsuit filed by former country music group member Kristen Hall has been settled.
In 2008 Hall filed a $14 million dollar lawsuit against remaining Sugarland members Jennifer Nettles and Kristian Bush claiming she was entitled to a share of the group's profits since she left the group in 2005.
She demanded to be paid a third of the profits for her role in the group, but Nettles and Bush argued that Hall's leaving the band left them with expansive debt.
U.S. District judge Timothy Batten signed an order recognizing the lawsuit as settled, but terms of the agreement were not publicly disclosed.
"iTunes announcement" is a trending search after
said that it will make an "exciting announcement" about its iTunes software tomorrow.
"Tomorrow is just another day that you'll never forget," Apple posted on its Web site.
Reports speculate that the announcement is related to a cloud-based iTunes service where music would be stored on Apple's servers and streamed to users from any device connected to the cloud.
"Hybrid cars" is a hot search topic today as
plans to unveil the new 2012 hybrid LaCrosse.
GM will manufacture the new car with eAssist, a fuel-saving technology that increases fuel economy by an estimated 25% compared with the 2011 model. The car will get 37 miles per gallon on the highway and 25 miles per gallon in the city and cost around $30,000.
"It is the smart choice for those who want great fuel economy and performance in a luxury vehicle, with excellent value," Buick marketing vice president John Schwegman said. "The LaCrosse with eAssist will cost thousands less than competitors with similar technologies."
"3D TV" is a heavily searched topic today following news that
Contour Energy Systems
has developed a new battery specifically for 3D television active shutter glasses.
Today the battery manufacturer introduced its new 2025 and 2032 coin cell batteries that can last up to 34 hours, which is 61% longer than competing battery brands.
The batteries will come in a six-pack for $14.99 and will be available from
"Bucyrus" is a hot search topic today after
said it will acquire
in a $8.6 billion deal.
Through the agreement, Bucyrus shareholders will receive $92 a share, representing an approximately 32% premium to Bucyrus' closing share price of $69.62 last Friday.
Bucyrus shares reached a 52-week high today of $90.21 and are currently up more than 28% to about $89.60.
"Android Gingerbread" is a popular search phrase as rumors about Google's newest version of Android continue to swirl.
posted to its Twitter account saying "Our cafes are baking something sweet," and attached an
. Many speculate that the tweet referred to Google's newest version of its Android 2.3 mobile platform, called the Android OS Gingerbread.
Reports claim that the new platform will have redesigned icons, will allow video chat and will work on tablet computers, such as the
"Lucky Strike Bowling" is a trending topic on the Internet today following last night's episode of
reality television show
, in which
CEO Steven Foster posed as an employee of his own company.
Foster pretended to be an unemployed business owner named Aaron Johnson and claimed to be participating in a television show about trying to find a job. He worked alongside his own employees, and found many of their day to day tasks difficult.
In previous episodes of
, CBS has featured Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts and
CEO Bryan Bedford.
"Nexus S" is a hot search topic after images were found on a Picasa account that claim to have been taken with a
Nexus S Smartphone, which is not yet on the market.
The pictures were taken on a model GT-I9020 device, which many believe to be the Nexus S. The
images of a Google bus
were uploaded to an account that belongs to Google's director of media and platforms solutions, Ben Saitz.
have yet to release any official information about the device, but reports speculate that
will carry the phone, which should be available in time for the holidays.
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