Lexus GX 460, Google Docs: Hot Trends

Toyota's Lexus GX 460 is creating noise after it is deemed unsafe by Consumer Reports, joining Google Docs, new Macbook Pro, Washington Mutual, Conan O'Brien, Gears of War 3, and Kin as the hottest search terms on the Internet.
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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- 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.

The phrase "new Macbook Pro" is creating buzz after

Apple

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finally revealed an upgrade to the device Tuesday morning.

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The Apple store was down earlier in the day, and when it went back up the latest launch was announced.

The new Macbook Pro will include Intel's new Core processors ranging from 2.4GHz to 2.66GHz and a variety of screen options, the blog revealed. Ram will now start at 4GB, while standard storage is 250GB SSD.

The Opera Mini mobile browser was also finally approved for the iPhone and iPod touch on the app store on Monday. Opera first submitted Opera Mini for iPhone to Apple's app store in March.

This is the first third-party Web browser Apple has approved, giving users another option than the pre-installed Safari browser.

Toyota's

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Lexus GX 460 was deemed unsafe by

Consumer Reports

today, sending Internet users searching for the car model online.

The magazine gave the car a "Don't Buy" rating, saying a problem that occurred during routine handling tests could lead to a rollover accident.

Shares of Toyota are slipping 1.1% to $78.64 in afternoon trading.

Google

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docs is a trending topic after the search engine unveiled a beefed up version for corporate use.

Google revealed the updated cloud-based software to some 400 CIOs at its headquarters on Tuesday. One function highlighted during the presentation was Google doc's ability to allow up to 50 people to work on the same document at the same time.

Republic Airways

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, which owns both Midwest and Frontier Airlines, announced on Tuesday that it will use the Frontier name for its traditional airline business.

The company claims travelers associate the Frontier name with lower fares, while Midwest is viewed as having higher prices.

Washington Mutual

is making headlines Tuesday as former CEO Kerry Killinger is delivering testimony before a Senate subcommittee.

The government, for its part, contends that the bank's mortgage business was rife with fraud, rewarding loan officers for the volume and speed of the subprime mortgage loans they closed on and giving bonuses to loan officers who overcharges borrowers. WaMu became the biggest bank in the U.S. to fail back in 2008.

Senator Carl Levin, head of a congressional panel, accused WaMu of creating a "mortgage time bomb."

Killinger, in his testimony, argued that regulators seized the bank unfairly as it was working through the financial crisis, going so far as to insinuate that WaMu was the victim of a double standard, compared to other banking institutions.

Late night television host Conan O'Brien is continuing to light up search engines on the Internet today, and the basis of the news that he will sign with

Time Warner's

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TBS instead of Fox, as it was widely believed he would do.

O'Brien's new show is expected to debut on the cable network in November. O'Brien has been network-less since his unpleasant departure from NBC in January.

Nokia

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officially announced three new mobile phones -- Nokia C3, Nokia C6 and Nokia E5 -- all of which have QWERTY keypads. Like Microsoft's Kin, the goal is to facilitate more user-friendly messaging and social networking tools.

Alcoa

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is a trending topic on Google after it kicked off the earnings season with a

lackluster report

Monday evening.

During the first quarter, the aluminum maker saw a loss of $201 million, or 20 cents a share, narrower than the loss of $497 million, or 59 cents, from Alcoa's year-ago period. Excluding restructuring charges Alcoa actually earned 10 cents a share, in-line with analysts' estimates.

The trailer for

Gears of War 3

is a top search term this morning after it was revealed on

The Jimmy Fallon Show

last night.

Last week, an advertisement unexpectedly appeared on Microsoft's Xbox 360 dashboard, announcing that the game will be released in April 2011.

Microsoft's

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new mobile phone, the Kin, was unveiled yesterday afternoon, sending the term "Kin" spiking on search engines. The new phone is targeted to the youth market, with an emphasis on text messaging and social networks.

-- Reported by Jeanine Poggi in New York.

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