2011

Year In Review 2011

By Vera H-C Chan and Carolyn Clark Notorious trials, political scandals and social uprisings drew people online, but the death of Osama bin Laden and the dominance of the iPhone – fueled by the passing of Apple founder Steve Jobs – topped online searches and news in 2011. For 10 years, Yahoo! has analyzed its

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Human beings love to make predictions, whether about the movements of the stars, the gyrations of the stock  market, or the upcoming season’s hot color. Pick up the newspaper or browse through headlines on any given day, and you’ll immediately encounter a mass of predictions — so many, in fact, that you probably don’t even

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2011 was a year of extremes.  From the tragedy of Japan’s devastating earthquake and tsunami, to the pageantry of a British Royal wedding; from the wave of revolutionary change in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, to the solemn commemoration that took place on September 11, we reflect on a passing year filled with emotion, knowing the

December 22, 2011Video: 2011 Notorious

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In 2011, bad press was never in short supply.  From Charlie Sheen’s manic rants to Harold Camping’s failed doomsday prophecies to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s secret son, the media had plenty of fodder for headlines. But as we look back on last year’s media sideshows, we can also look forward to forgetting about them just as quickly.

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Britney Spears in concert (Clasos/CON) Eleven years of top 10s. It’s a little sad that Britney can’t join our anniversary roundup. Strictly speaking, this is the 11th year that Yahoo! has dug in to its Search stream to come up with an annual list of lists, but it’s been 10 years (since 2002) that we’ve

December 20, 2011Must-Reads for 2012

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The subway used to be a great spot to identify the must-read book of the moment, when every third passenger had a hand clamped on the spine of “Eat Pray Love” or “The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.” But thanks to the growing popularity of e-book readers like the Kindle Fire and Nook Tablet, it’s

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