Bing Reveals Top Searches Of 2014

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Bing has released its top searches of 2014.

"Each year, billions of searches on reveal the people, moments and events that captivate people’s attention," a Bing spokesperson tells WebProNews in an email. "From celebrities, to sports controversies, to top apps and vacation spots, Bing’s top searches reveal a unique, behind the scenes look at the people, moments and events that shaped 2014."

Kim Kardashian became the most searched person this year, taking the place of Beyoncé.

"From her buzzworthy Vogue cover, and extravagant wedding to her photos that 'broke' the Internet, Kim and her famous family held our attention throughout the year," the spokesperson said.

Here are some noteworthy top ten lists from Bing's findings:

Most searched person:

1. Kim Kardashian
2. Beyoncé
3. Miley Cyrus
4. Katy Perry
5. Justin Bieber
6. Joan Rivers
7. Jennifer Lopez
8. Kendall Jenner
9. Kaley Cuoco
10. Robin Williams

Most Searched Devices:

1. iPhone 6
2. Xbox One
3. Fitbit
4. iPad
5. Surface Pro 3
6. Kindle Fire
7. Windows Phone
8. Galaxy S4
9. Chromecast
10. Google Glass

Most Searched Apps:

1. Facebook
2. Twitter
3. Instagram
4. Skype
5. Vine
6. Snapchat
7. Candy Crush Saga
8. WhatsApp
9. Angry Birds
10. Farmville

Most Searched News Stories:

1. World Cup
2. Super Bowl
3. Missing Malaysia Airlines jet
4. Winter Olympics
5. The rise of ISIS
6. Ray Rice controversy
7. Shooting in Ferguson, Missouri
8. Ebola outbreak
9. Brittany Maynard Death with Dignity
10. Ukraine (Crimea)-Russia conflict

As you'll notice, half of the most searched apps of 2014 are social media apps. Microsoft is eager to point out that Skype is the only video communication app on the list. It's also worth noting that Microsoft devices beat out Google devices, though these lists could look significantly different when Google releases its versions, which let's face it, are a better reflection of society at large based on market share.

You can look at additional search trend info from Bing here.

Image via BIng

Chris Crum
Chris Crum has been a part of the WebProNews team and the iEntry Network of B2B Publications since 2003. Follow Chris on Twitter, on StumbleUpon, on Pinterest and/or on Google: +Chris Crum.

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