(Hot Trends article updated with information on the electric RAV4 and Ultraviolet.)
NEW YORK (
) -- RAV4 is trending on
following last week's announcement that
is partnering with
to make an electric version of small sports utility vehicle. The companies plan to have an electric model of the small crossover vehicle on the U.S. market by 2012.
According to a recent press release from Tesla, the company hopes to "learn and benefit from Toyota's engineering, manufacturing, and production expertise, while Toyota aims to learn from Tesla's EV technology, daring spirit, quick decision-making, and flexibility."
Tesla's goal is to make electric cars affordable to mainstream buyers.
Ultraviolet is trending today after news that the Digital Entertainment Content Ecosystem is introducing a new online digital movie locker called UltraViolet. It would let customers buy a movie, stream it over the internet, and then keep the movie file.
The DECE is a group of 58 Hollywood studios and technology companies, including
UltraViolet will initially offer movies and TV shows, but the companies behind the new system are hoping to expand its use to music and e-books.
is a hot topic on the Internet today after the
company released its second quarter earnings report
Goldman earned $1.6 billion in the second quarter. This number excludes the $1.15 billion in expenses related to last week's settlement with the
Securities and Exchange Commission
and a U.K. bank payroll tax.
from $13.7 billion a year earlier. All three of its main business units saw year-over-year revenue declines.
Goldman Sachs shares are up 1.4% to $147.70.
HP Envy Laptops is a popular search topic today following the release of the official
commercial featuring Dr. Dre's single "Under Pressure". HP bills the Envy line as the "first laptop built for music," touting its "Beats Audio" technology.
The Envy's steep price is proving problematic with consumers. The 14-inch model starts at $1,009.99 while the 17-inch starts at $1,399.99. However, HP boasts that the Envy is sophisticated, sleek and can outperform many desktop PCs.
1.1% to $46.15.
is on the hunt for a new CEO to replace Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, who has been the CEO since 2006, according to a report from the
Wall Street Journal
The company is doing well in the hardware sector, selling more cell phones than any other manufacturers. However, the company has lagged considerably in the smartphone segment, which has hurt the company's performance.
is a popular search term today following the
release of second-quarter earnings
. Pepsi reported net income of $1.6 billion, or 98 cents a share, down from $1.66 billion, or $1.06 a share. Pepsi did see an increase in net revenue coming in at $14.8 billion, up from $10.59 billion the previous year.
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