Yahoo: These Steve Jobs-Related Searches are "Off the Charts"

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Earlier, we looked at some searches Yahoo expects to see big spikes in based on its search data. Now, the company has provided us with more data about Steve Jobs-related search activity that it's already seen.

"Searches for 'steve jobs' are up 1,079% in the past 7 days on Yahoo," a spokesperson tells WebProNews "Searches are split evenly between males and females."

"Searches for 'apple rumors' are up 8,161% in the past 7 days on Yahoo," he adds.

That's saying something because apple-related rumors have been a hot topic prior to Jobs' announcement of his resignation.

Yahoo says the following searches are "off the charts" on Yahoo, meaning searches that received little to no searches the week/month before and are now gaining interest:

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Clearly, his resignation has sparked a great deal of new interest in his well-being as well as his life in general.

Here is some more of our previous coverage of Jobs since his resignation:

Steve Jobs Resigns as CEO of Apple
Meet the New CEO of Apple, Tim Cook
AAPL: Apple Stock Declines Following Steve Jobs’ Resignation
Steve Wozniak Talks Steve Jobs and Apple
Steve Jobs: A Video Retrospective
Tim Cook to Apple Team: Apple is Not Going to Change
Steve Jobs Resignation Will Feature in Upcoming Biography
Steve Jobs: Apple Employees Say What They Think About Him
Yahoo Talks Expected Steve Jobs-Related Search Trends
Steve Jobs’ Career: The Law of Gravity, LSD and Lightsabers

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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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