Yahoo Trends With Pamela Woon 10222010 ABC World News Now
VINITA: It's Friday, October 22. NARRATOR: From ABC News, this isquot;World News Now.quot; VINITA: Here are some stories towatch today on quot;ABC News.quot; Lindsay Lohan is due in aBeverly Hills courtroom today. There is a probation hearingover last month's failed drug test. Lohan has spent the past threeweeks at the Betty Ford inrehab.
ROB: Well, Lindsay Lohan, ofcourse, has prompted a few million searches on Yahooin her time, there's no doubt about that. VINITA: But what are peoplesearching for todayé We check in with Yahoo TrendsExpert Pamela Woon. Good morning, Pamela. PAMELA: Rob, Vinita, goodmorning. So some tech talk here inSilicon Valley
lighting up Yahoo Search. As Apple announces a new,lighter MacBook Air, Steve Jobs is out trashing thetabloids, putting the dig on just about anything that'snot an iPad. iPad sales are way downrecently, sending shockwaves from the Valley to Wall Street,and that may be behind his sour mood, but Jobs is neverone to mince words, and any time the Apple chiefrants,
searches go through the roof. Now, numbers are up 204% thisweek on Steve Jobs, and spiking for the iPad. Now on to sports. So for the first time in its 64year history, the NBA has banned a new line ofsneakers. They're called the quot;ConceptOne,quot; and they're designed to increase a player's verticalleap.
They go for about $300 bucks apair. Yahoo's reporting a huge jump insearches for the Concept One. Now, to the world of music, thesweetheart of the search engines is the lovely and talentedTaylor Swift, who, by the way, just confirmedthat she'll be performing at the upcoming Country MusicAwards seen right here on ABC. Always big numbers on Yahoo forTaylor, but a heaping helping of searches this week related tothe lyrics of a song
that hasn't even been releasedyet. It's called quot;Dear John,quot; and theonline buzz is that it's all about a littlefling she had with singer John Mayer. They say hell hath no fury likea woman scorned. Now, searches are up 950% forTaylor Swift songs. Things may not have worked outwith John, but lots of love at Yahoo for Taylor Swift.