(Article updated with new information on the U.K.'s development of a universal charger as well as Lifetime's premiere of the Craigslist-killer movie.)NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- "Phone charger" is a popular search topic today following the news that mobile phone producers in the U.K. are closer to manufacturing a universal smartphone charger. The European Commission is endorsing the production of a single charger that would be based on USB technology. In 2009, 14 major phone manufacturers, including Nokia ( NOK), Research in Motion ( RIMM) and Apple ( AAPL), agreed to adhere to the European standard when developing new devices. "This is a very strong and powerful way for companies to have common standards," EU spokesman Ton van Lierop said about the agreement. "It isn't the commission enforcing harmonization of all chargers, it's from the companies and it's in their interest."
"Craigslist killer movie" is a trending search topic today as movie viewers anticipate the premiere of The Craigslist Killer on Lifetime tonight. The movie portrays the life of Philip Markoff, who allegedly murdered a masseuse in 2009 after she advertised her services on Craigslist.com. The movie premieres on Lifetime tonight at 9 p.m. ET. Lifetime is a subsidiary of A&E Television, which is a joint venture of Disney ( DIS), Hearst Corporation and General Electric's ( GE) NBC Universal.
Jeannine Edwards is a popular search topic today after ESPN announcer Ron Franklin was pulled from the radio broadcast of the Fiesta Bowl on Saturday, Jan. 1 after directing a sexist remark at his female colleague. When Edwards made a comment during a production meeting on Friday, Franklin said, "Why don't you leave this to the boys, sweetcakes."