NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet include Google Android as

Google ( GOOG) and Samsung prepare to unveil the next version of Android, the Ice Cream Sandwich, at an event in Hong Kong on Wednesday

Google will live-stream the event on its Android YouTube channel at 10 Pp.m. this evening. The phone is expected to be Android 4.0, and be a combination of Android's smartphone system Gingerbread and its tablet system Honeycomb.

Google had postponed the announcement out of respect for the late Steve Jobs. Now, a statue in honor of the new operating system stands on the lawn of its headquarters in California.


Bank of America ( BAC) is trending as the company swung to a third-quarter profit and posted a surprise 6.6& increase in revenue.

An accounting gain and a pretax gain in asset sales drove the higher profit. Gains from the sale of assets including China Construction Bank and accounting changes outweighed a drop in revenue from its trading business and mortgage portfolio losses.


TSA is another popular search. The son of a former Los Angeles fire chief is accused of paying off a veteran Transportation Security Administration official so that he could get several suitcases loaded with marijuana past inspectors.

A baggage handler smelled the odor coming from Millage Peaks' luggage that was already aboard a flight from Los Angeles to Boston. The luggage was removed and up to 15 pounds of the illegal drug was found.

Peaks was taken into custody and admitted he made nine similar trips in the past and paid the official $500 for each bag she helped him sneak past security.

Both he and the official, Dianne Perez, are scheduled for arraignment on Nov. 14.


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.