POWER­BALL, PRINCE ARE TOP SEARCHES

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Poke­mon Go, the iPhone7 and Don­ald Trump are among Google’s top trend­ing searches glob­ally of 2016. But, in the U.S., no sub­ject ranked higher than Power­ball.

The mul­tistate lot­tery’s record $1.6 bil­lion prize in Jan­uary and $429 mil­lion pay­out in June had ticket hold­ers Googling win­ning numbers and gave Power­ball the No. 1 spot on Google’s top 10 list in the U.S. this year.

Prince’s death in April made him the sec­ond-high­est-trend­ing topic in the U.S. and top-trend­ing glob­ally on the list of celebri­ties who died in 2016.

The wild pop­u­lar­ity of Poke­mon Go made it the top-searched trend­ing topic around the world. And peo­ple also wanted hints on how to play.

In other cat­e­gories, Hil­lary Clin­ton again fin­ished run­ner-up to Trump on the list of top-searched peo­ple glob­ally and in the U.S. The pres­i­den­tial elec­tion also prompted one of Google’s trend­ing “how to” searches of the year in the U.S.: “How to move to Canada” was ranked No. 5.

Af­ter Poke­mon Go, the top 10 trend­ing searches glob­ally were iPhone7, Trump, Prince, Power­ball, David Bowie, Dead­pool, Olympics, Slither.io and Sui­cide Squad.

In the U.S., af­ter Power­ball and Prince, the top trend­ing searches were Hur­ri­cane Matthew, Poke­man.Go, Slither.io, Olympics, David Bowie, Trump, the elec­tion, and Clin­ton.

The As­so­ci­ated Press

A fan ma­neu­vers his smart­phone as he plays Poke­mon Go in Hong Kong. Poke­mon Go is among Google’s most-trend­ing searches of 2016.

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