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Most searched on google

From cricket to FIFA, samsung mobile to Shakira's waka waka, here is the list of fastest rising searches on Google. Read on to find out what topped the list and what picked up.

entertainment Updated: Dec 30, 2010 17:48 IST
Sneha Mahale

1 IPL 2010 schedule:

Lalit Modi, match fixing, Sachin Tendulkar. The buck stops here, if you are an Indian. Cricket continued to hold India’s fancy despite all the controversy.



2 Micromax mobile:

Dhoni does have the Midas touch. Not only did India rise to number one in the test rankings in cricket, Micromax mobile sales went through the roof once the Indian cricketer started promoting it.



3 FIFA:

India may not have a chance to make it to the football World Cup for another decade, but that didn’t stop football enthusiasts from staying awake and catching all the action live.



4 Shakira:

The FIFA anthem

Waka waka

featuring Shakira had Indians grooving to its beat. The track was one of the most searched and downloaded songs last year and even led to the creation of a

desi

remix

Chauka chakka

.

5 YouTube videos: Funny videos, film trailers and even ‘how to’ videos caught on this year with several amateur filmmakers using the net to reach out to a wider audience.

6 Getjar: Netizens made their presence felt online by downloading mobile applications for games, videos, as well as bookings and reservations.

7 Samsung mobile: With several new brands launching every month, mobile usage and brands gained tremendously this last year.

8 Zedge: Offering ring tones, themes, wallpapers and games for free to mobile phone users, this application made its way to the top 10 list with ease.

9 Cricket score: If people were not reading about the IPL or following their favourite cricketers online, they were logging in to keep up with the latest score.

10 Google translate: Hindi, Marathi, Telugu, French. It no longer mattered what language one spoke. By adding the translate option, Google made communication easier and crossed over the language barrier.

(List shows fastest rising searchers on Google)