Lion Air's $22.4B Boeing Order, Angry Birds Hits Facebook: Hot Trends

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Popular searches on the Internet include Boeing ( BA) after confirmation that the airplane manufacturer secured a $22.4 billion deal with Indonesia's Lion Air, the largest commercial plane order to date.

Lion Air's order is for 230 planes, most of which will be Boeing's redesigned 737 MAX, with the rights to add 150 more. The first plane will be delivered in 2017, with delivery continuing until 2026. The deal was originally announced in November at an Asia-Pacific summit in Bali, Indonesia.


Angry Birds is trending after the game appeared on Facebook on Monday, roughly one year after rumors about its launch on Facebook began.

Angry Birds was originally scheduled to launch on Facebook on Tuesday between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. EST. While game play is consistent with the original, users will find new levels and power-ups, 3D graphics support, as well as social networking features on the latest version. Some special power-ups can be purchased for 99 cents apiece.

The game is now available on the iPhone, iPad, Android, BlackBerry tablet OS, Windows phone and PlayStation Portable as well as TV set-top boxes.


Cisco ( CSCO) is another popular search, upon releasing an annual report in which it indicated that mobile video and tablet use more than doubled the strain on global wireless networks last year.

The company said wireless data traffic rose 133% in 2011, higher than expectations of a 131% increase. Cisco said mobile data traffic will continue to climb, with mobile data growth expected to rise 110% this year, and even increasing 18-fold by 2016. By then, the company predicts that video will account for over 70% of all mobile traffic and 60% of mobile users will consume more than a gigabyte of mobile data per month. In comparison to 2011, only half a percent of users consumed that much data.

Cisco found that between 2011 and 2016, the amount of mobile data traffic will soar at a compound annual rate of 78%. The study found that the number of mobile Internet devices is expected to exceed the number of people across the globe in four years.


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.