The High Five: vibrant women, colorful blooms and (less) colorful donuts

You made it to Friday. Can we get a High Five? In this new series, we’ll show you what’s trending on Google with a look at five of the top searches from the week of March 6th.

International Women’s Day

On Wednesday March 8th, the world celebrated International Women’s Day. People searched on Google to learn more about the day, iconic women throughout history, and how people celebrated this week. Here at Google, we had a lot going on with Doodles, on VR and YouTube, and in media.   

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Ed Sheeran

People aren’t just Thinking Out Loud about Ed Sheeran, they’re searching for him. This week he announced a world tour, and all 16 songs on his latest album, “Divide,” are expected to make it into Billboard’s Top 40 … solidifying his spot on the A Team. His album on YouTube already has more than a billion views—looks like All of the Stars are aligning for Ed.

Super Blooms

Everything’s bigger in Texas, but there are “super blooms” in California. The Anza-Borrego Desert State Park is seeing its biggest super bloom in 12 years, but flower-lovers have to act fast. This oasis of wildflower blossoms could disappear soon, thanks to high winds and the area’s infamously hungry caterpillars.   

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Tim Tebow

Heisman trophy winner and former NFL star Tim Tebow is trading touchdowns for home runs. The former Broncos quarterback made his baseball debut this week at spring training with the New York Mets.

Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins

Donut and ice cream lovers might see a change in some of their favorite flavors. Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin-Robbins announced that they will eliminate synthetic colors from their food and beverages by the end of 2018.  

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Meet the Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases

Meet the Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases 

Considering the amount of time we spend with our phones, it’s no surprise that they’ve become one of our most personal possessions. They allow us to not only connect with those we love, but also to explore and discover the world around us, from getting the latest news to finding inspiration for our next adventure. We think the cases we choose should reflect our style and interest.

Today we’re excited to launch a new line of Live Cases designed exclusively for Google’s new Pixel phones that do more than just protect your phone. The Google Earth and Google Trends Live Cases enable you to experience new places around the world and stay up-to-date with the latest trends, with the companion live wallpaper. 

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Always know what’s trending

The Google Trends Live Case comes with a companion live wallpaper that charts the top trending Google Searches right on your home screen. Topics like the newest movie releases, hottest sports teams, and the latest social trends are brought to life through a visualization that represents its popularity during the last 24 hours. Double-tapping the screen surfaces additional trending topics, and pressing on the Live Case’s shortcut button takes you to the Google Search results for that topic.

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See the world in the palm of your hand

The Google Earth Live Case wraps beautiful imagery from Google Earth all around your Pixel phone. From the ice formations of Antarctica to the beaches of the South Pacific, the Live Case designs extend to your home screen through Live Case’s companion wallpaper. The wallpaper updates everyday with a new location from a curated collection of images from Google Earth, and when a landscape piques your interest, just press the shortcut button to explore the location in more detail on the Google Maps app.

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Exclusively for Pixel, Phone by Google

Discover the world with your own Google Earth and Google Trends Live Case. Available starting today  from the Google Store, Verizon and Best Buy in the US.