'BP Oil Leak,' Nexus One: Hot Trends - TheStreet

'BP Oil Leak,' Nexus One: Hot Trends

'BP oil leak,' Nexus One, Exxon Mobil and 'Steam for Mac,' are trending topics on Google.
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NEW YORK (

TheStreet

) -- "BP oil spill" is the most popular search phrase on Google Wednesday morning, as the oil giant devises ways to contain the leak in the Gulf of Mexico.

BP

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lowered a "top hat" plug into the water today in an effort to plug up the leak. The device hasn't been hooked up yet, and BP is unsure if it will work.

BP, of course, previously attempted to contain the spill with a containment dome, but those efforts proved unsuccessful.

Since the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon, which was owned by

Transocean

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and operated by BP, oil has been gushing at am estimated rate of about 5,000 barrels a day.

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Exxon Mobil

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is also a trending topic, due to the oil spill.

Google's

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Nexus One continues to be a highly searched term online, as mobile carriers have decided not to carry the device.

Sprint

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said earlier this week that it scrapped plans to carry the phone, while

Verizon

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previously said it would not make Nexus One available.

Sprint intended on carrying the phone, but decided that another new phone, the Evo, would be better suited for its customers.

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Hands On: Sprint 4G EVO

Steam for Mac, a gaming platform, is being released for download today, and is drawing the interest of gamers with

Apple

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computers. The download will allow Mac users to play games such as

Portal

and

Torchlight

.

The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on Google, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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