Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer

Google's Most Searched Terms for 2017: Hurricane Irma, Matt Lauer

Questions featured in the video like "How do wildfires start" and "How many refugees in the world" were "searched at least 10 times more this year than ever before".

2017 saw dozens of gadget, including mobile phones, video games, virtual reality (VR) headsets, smart devices and several others being released, but people searched Apple's iPhone 8 the most, according to Google's search trend in 2017 in consumer technology category.

Hurricane Irma beat out iPhone 8 and fidget spinners as the top trending search globally, while in the United States the Yankees were the most-searched sports team of the year. The storm killed dozens of people.

REUTERS/Lucas JacksonHost Matt Lauer pauses during a break while filming NBC's "Today" show at Rockefeller Center in NY, U.S., May 3, 2013. Markle recently announced her engagement to Prince Harry. A statement by Google read, after breaking several records at the box office, India's most expensive movie also broke the language boundaries attracting big search interest from movie buffs across the nation.




Out of the celebrities who died in 2017, Tom Petty came top of the search list, followed by Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, singer Chris Cornell, actor Bill Paxton and Playboy mogul Hugh Hefner.

The most searched movies were "It", "Beauty and the Beast" and "Wonder Woman". Stay tuned as we post more 2017 recaps. Here is a look at the top 10 in each notable category.

Besides YouTube, Google's other major yearly recap is for Search.

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