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Bing reveals top 2012 searches
Wed, 28th Nov 2012
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Microsoft has revealed the iPhone 5 to be the top-searched news story of 2012, along with a host of other results from search engine Bing.

The software giant says Kim Kardashian is most-searched person of 2012, while baby fever dominates most-searched celeb events and Justin Bieber is most-searched musician.

"As we look back at 2012, Bing searches show it was a year of familiar faces, momentous events and baby fever," Bing says.

"While last year people were singing “Baby, baby, baby” with Justin Bieber as the most-searched person of 2011, 2012 was the year of the real baby, as celebrity births were five of the top 10 celebrity events.

"From new reality stars such as Honey Boo Boo to viral hits such as “Gangnam Style” and airwave darlings such as Taylor Swift, Bing captured history through the searches that mark the year's most fascinating people, sensations and moments in time."

Based on the aggregation of billions of search queries conducted on Bing this year, here are the top search lists throughout 2012

Top News Stories

iPhone 5

2012 Election

2012 Olympics

Hurricane Sandy

Honey Boo Boo

Top Athletes

Peyton Manning

Tiger Woods

Tim Tebow

Maria Sharapova

Kobe Bryant

Top Musicians

Justin Bieber

Whitney Houston

Katy Perry

Selena Gomez


Top Celebrity Events

Beyoncé's baby

Jessica Simpson's baby

Whitney Houston's death

Snooki's baby

Kourtney Kardashian's baby

Top TV Shows

“American Idol

“Dancing With the Stars

“The Young and the Restless

“The Walking Dead

“Family Guy

Top Social Networks






What do you make of the top searches of 2012?