NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet Friday include mortgage rates as the rate on the 30-year fixed mortgage fell to 3.94%, the lowest rate ever.

This marks the first time the average rate has fallen below 4%. The average rate on a 15-year fixed loan also dropped to a record low of 3.26%.

Mortgage rates track the 10-year Treasury note, which has been declining in recent weeks due to investor fears about the U.S. economy and the European debt crisis.


Nuance ( NUAN) is trending on the company acquired Swype for $102.5 million.

Swype makes a keyboard which allows users to type by sliding their fingers from letter to letter. It is reportedly one of the most popular alternatives keyboards for Google ( GOOG) Android devices.

Nuance, a speech and digital imaging software maker, has already paid $77.5 million and will pay the remaining $25 million 18 months after closing the deal.


Samsung is another popular search. Samsung and Google have decided not to unveil the Samsung Galaxy Prime and Ice Cream Sandwich at their Oct. 11 Unpacked event.

The companies said in a joint statement it wasn't the right time to announce a new product and that a new date and venue will be announced shortly. Some reports speculate the companies do not want the product launch to clash with the funeral of former Apple ( AAPL) chief Steve Jobs, though neither company has commented on the matter.


The chatter on Main Street (a.k.a. Google, Yahoo! and other search sites) is always of interest to investors on Wall Street. Thus, each day, TheStreet compiles the stories that are trending on the Web, and highlights the news that could make stocks move.

-- Written by Brittany Umar.

Brittany joined TheStreet.com TV in November 2006 after completing a degree in Journalism and Media Studies at Rutgers College. Previously, Brittany interned at the local ABC affiliate in New York City WABC-TV 7 where she helped research and produce On Your Side, a popular consumer advocacy segment.

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