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Verizon iPhone: Hot Trends

Verizon iPhone, Online Checking and Skype are the trending topics on Google and Yahoo.

(Hot Trends article updated with information on Verizon iPhone rumors.)



) -- "Verizon iPhone" is a hot search topic today following rumors that


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has plans to release its popular smartphone on the


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network in January.

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While the

rumor has been circulating for months

, the latest round of chatter was set off by reports from


that Apple recently placed a large order for

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CDMA chips. These chips are used by Verizon's wireless network indicating that perhaps the companies are preparing to team up.

Also heard on the rumor mill is that a seven-inch iPad as well as an Apple television are in the works.

"Online checking" is a hot topic on



today as

Bank of America

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rolls out its new eBanking accounts.

Customers with an eBanking account pay no monthly maintenance fee, and can make deposits and withdrawals through electronic channels. However, they can be charged an $8.95 monthly fee if they choose to make withdrawals and deposits through a bank teller instead of an ATM.

"More and more of our customers prefer to bank on-the-go -- using online banking, ATMs, mobile banking and receiving statements electronically," said David Owen, payments products executive. "eBanking was developed in direct response to the changes in how our customers want to bank."

Bank of America has more than 29 million active online banking customers and close to 13,800 deposit ATMs across the country.

Skype is trending on the Internet today following reports that the video chat software provider filed an

initial public offering

with the

Securities and Exchange Commission


The company plans to sell $100 million worth of shares and trade on the Nasdaq, however it did not specify a prospective share price or a ticker.

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The Luxembourg-based company was founded in 2003. In October 2005


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bought a majority stake and sold it for about $2 billion to a consortium of private-equity firms, including Silver Lake Partners, four years later.

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