What Germans and Americans Googled the Most in 2014

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

2014 Google Trends

As the year comes to an end, its interesting to look back at the stories that got all the attention throughout the last twelve months, and thanks to Google it is easy to see what those moments were.

Do you think you know what the most popular stories in the US were? How about in Germany? Check out the list below to see the similarities and differences in the most Googled topics.

Overall Searches

United States

Germany

1. Robin Williams 1. World Cup 2014
2. World Cup 2. Michael Schumacher
3. Ebola 3. iPhone 6
4. Malaysia Airlines 4. ImmobilienScout24
5. Flappy Bird 5. BSI Sicherheitstest

 

People

United States

Germany

1. Jennifer Lawrence 1. Michael Schumacher
2. Kim Kardashian 2. Helene Fischer
3. Tracy Morgan 3. Jennifer Lawrence
4. Ray Rice 4. Melanie Mülluer
5. Tony Stewart 5. Conchita Wurst

 

Technology

United States

Germany

1. iPhone 6 1. iPhone 6
2. Samsung Galaxy S5 2. Threema
3. Nexus 6 3. Netflix
4. Apple Watch 4. Samsung Galaxy S5
5. Chromecast 5. iOS 8

 

Sources: Google

Stephen Fuchs
Stephen founded German Pulse and LGBT Germany out of a passion to introduce Americans to a Germany that goes beyond beer and polka (although with enough beer he has been known to polka it up a bit). He's a coffee addict, lover of wine and good times, a hit in the kitchen and editor of TV commercials. You can follow him on Twitter (@StephenWFuchs) to find out a lot more.
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