(Information on Oprah Winfrey's Volkswagen Beetle giveaway and the Ina Garten Google logo updated in today's Hot Trends article.)
NEW YORK (
) -- "'Volkswagen Beetle" is a trending search topic today after Oprah Winfrey gave away a brand new car to everyone who attended her 'Oprah's favorite things' show on Nov. 22.
Winfrey, 64, drives the current model of the Beetle and asked
if she could give the newest model of the vehicle to each person in her audience.
The manufacturer agreed to give away 275 vehicles and pay any taxes related to the new car.
"Ina Garten" is a popular search topic today as
logo features an arrangement of classic Thanksgiving meal ingredients to showcase recipes by the famous author and chef.
Garten, also known as the Barefoot Contessa, has her own cooking show on the Food Network, which is owned by
Scripps Networks Interactive
By clicking on the logo on Google's homepage, users are taken to a Web page featuring six "simple yet delicious recipes" from Garten.
"Insider trading" is a heavily searched topic today after reports that the Federal Bureau of Investigation
as part of an ongoing insider trading probe.
Connecticut-based Level Global Investors and Diamondback Capital Management were reportedly searched by federal law enforcement yesterday. Both hedge funds were founded by former employees of Steven Cohen's
A third Boston-based firm named Loch Capital Management was also being searched,
The Wall Street Journal
reported, citing sources familiar with the matter.
"Opera 11 beta" is a trending search topic after
The updated version boasts a new feature called tab stacking, which lets users organize tabs into groups by dragging one tab over another.
Other new features in Opera 11 include enhanced HTML5 and extensions support, visual mouse gestures and improved security controls.
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.
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