iPhone 5 is Bing’s Top Searched News Story

Written By Sam on 28 November 2012

Bing published its most searched news stories for 2012, and top list. Ahead of the presidential election, Superstorm Sandy and the London Olympics, iPhone 5 was topping the list, the newest version of Apple’s iconic smartphone. Microsoft also broke out the top Bing search terms in several other categories. The list also includes celebrities, consumer electronics, information on travel destinations, fashion labels, fast food chains and more. Not only did the iPhone 5 top the new stories, but the launch of the Kindle Fire HD and Facebook’s IPO also made the list at places 9 and 10.

Facebook topped Bing’s rankings of most searched social media, followed by Twitter and, perhaps surprisingly, MySpace. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian topped Bing’s most searched person rankings for the year, dethroning 2011 champ Justin Bieber. Apple also dominated Bing’s list of the year’s most searched consumer electronics, taking 5 of the 10 spots. Other popular products were the Samsung Galaxy S3 phone, the Kindle and Sony’s Play Station 3 gaming console. With a market share of 16%, Bing is the second most popular search engine in the U.S behind Google which almost 67%.

Bing Top Searched People 2012

Kim Kardashian
Justin Bieber
Miley Cyrus
Lindsay Lohan
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Jennifer Aniston
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift

Bing Most Searched Sports Stars 2012

Peyton Manning
Tiger Woods
Tim Tebow
Maria Sharapova
Kobe Bryant
Serena Williams
Lamar Odom
LeBron James
Cristiano Ronaldo
Terrell Owens

Bing 2012 Most Searched Musicians

Justin Bieber
Whitney Houston
Katy Perry
Selena Gomez
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Swift
Chris Brown
Jennifer Lopez

Bing 2012 Most Searched Olympic Athletes

Serena Williams
Lolo Jones
LeBron James
Michael Phelps
McKayla Maroney
Hope Solo
Misty May-Treanor
Gabby Douglas
Usain Bolt
Ryan Lochte

Bing Most Searched Reality TV Stars 2012

Kim Kardashian
Khloe Kardashian
Kourtney Kardashian
Kate Gosselin
Honey Boo Boo
Emily Maynard
Bethenny Frankel
Kim Richards
Teresa Giudice

Bing 2012 Most Searched Celeb Couples

Chris Brown & Rihanna
Kristen Stewart & Robert Pattinson
Khloe Kardashian & Lamar Odom
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West
Selena Gomez & Justin Bieber
Angelina Jolie & Brad Pitt
Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes
Will Smith & Jada Pinkett Smith
David & Victoria Beckham
Beyonce Knowles & Jay-Z

Bing 2012 Most Searched Celeb Event

Beyonce’s baby
Jessica Simpson baby
Whitney Houston death
Snooki’s baby
Kourtney Kardashian baby
Rodney King overdose
Grammy Awards
Jennifer Garner baby
Academy Awards

Bing 2012 Most Searched News Stories

iPhone 5
2012 Elections
2012 Olympics
Hurricane Sandy
Honey Boo Boo Reality Show
Gangnam Style Dance
KONY 2012
Academy Awards
Kindle Fire HD
Facebook IPO

Bing 2012 Most Searched Social Media Sites


Bing 2012 Most Searched Consumer Electronics

iPhone 5
Samsung Galaxy S III/Samsung Galaxy S3
iPad 3
iPod Touch
PlayStation 3
iPhone 4S
Windows 8

Bing 2012 Most Searched Movies

The Avengers
Dark Knight Rises
Magic Mike
Breaking Dawn Part 2
Snow White and the Huntsman
Dark Shadows

Bing 2012 Most Searched Song

Psy – Gangnam Style
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Justin Bieber – Boyfriend
Gotye – Somebody that I used to know
Fun.- We Are Young
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
Drake- The Motto
Maroon 5 Feat. Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
The Wanted- Glad You Came
Katy Perry- Part Of Me

Bing Most Searched TV Show 2012

American Idol
Dancing with the Stars
The Young and the Restless
The Walking Dead
Family Guy
Here Comes Honey Boo Boo
Vampire Diaries
The Bachelor
Game of Thrones

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