Yahoo! Trends With Pamela Woon 10/22/2010 ABC World News Now


VINITA: It’s Friday, October 22. NARRATOR: From ABC News, this is
“World News Now.” VINITA: Here are some stories to
watch today on “ABC News.” Lindsay Lohan is due in a
Beverly Hills courtroom today. There is a probation hearing
over last month’s failed drug test. Lohan has spent the past three
weeks at the Betty Ford Clinic in
rehab. ROB: Well, Lindsay Lohan, of
course, has prompted a few million searches on Yahoo
in her time, there’s no doubt about that. VINITA: But what are people
searching for today? We check in with Yahoo Trends
Expert Pamela Woon. Good morning, Pamela. PAMELA: Rob, Vinita, good
morning. So some tech talk here in
Silicon Valley lighting up Yahoo Search. As Apple announces a new,
lighter MacBook Air, Steve Jobs is out trashing the
tabloids, putting the dig on just about anything that’s
not an iPad. iPad sales are way down
recently, sending shockwaves from the Valley to Wall Street,
and that may be behind his sour mood, but Jobs is never
one to mince words, and any time the Apple chief
rants, searches go through the roof. Now, numbers are up 204% this
week on Steve Jobs, and spiking for the iPad. Now on to sports. So for the first time in its 64
year history, the NBA has banned a new line of
sneakers. They’re called the “Concept
One,” and they’re designed to increase a player’s vertical
leap. They go for about $300 bucks a
pair. Yahoo’s reporting a huge jump in
searches for the Concept One. Now, to the world of music, the
sweetheart of the search engines is the lovely and talented
Taylor Swift, who, by the way, just confirmed
that she’ll be performing at the upcoming Country Music
Awards seen right here on ABC. Always big numbers on Yahoo for
Taylor, but a heaping helping of searches this week related to
the lyrics of a song that hasn’t even been released
yet. It’s called “Dear John,” and the
online buzz is that it’s all about a little
fling she had with singer John Mayer. They say hell hath no fury like
a woman scorned. Now, searches are up 950% for
Taylor Swift songs. Things may not have worked out
with John, but lots of love at Yahoo for Taylor Swift. All right, Rob and Vinita, so
about this “Dear John” song, didn’t Jessica Simpson, or was
it Jennifer Anniston, have some issues with Mayer? Maybe it was both. ROB: I think there’s a whole lot
of women in Hollywood who have a few issues with old
J.M. there. VINITA: Soon it will go from
lyrics to books about John Mayer. ROB: Oh, yeah, he’s a legend. His body is a wonderland. VINITA: Well, that is the news
for this half-hour. You can follow us on Facebook,
of course. ROB: Where you can see The
Skinny and Morning Papers any time you want. We’ll be right back.

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