Posted to Volacci's blog on May 10th, 2011

Trending Tuesday: Google I/O, Santorum Serenades and Memphis Blues

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Lots of compelling news today, and people are searching for it. From the divorce of one of America's favorite couples to the rollout of new Google products, today is a day to remember.

And, without further adieu, a few things that will forever define May 10, 2011.

1. Rick Santorum: The Republican presidential hopeful has made quite a splash in a variety of social and political swimming pools. Last night on The Steve Malzberg show, Santorum criticized President Obama's investigation of CIA interrogation tactics, stating that he should halt his audit. On a more humorous level, last night on The Daily Show, Pirates actress Keira Knightly told host John Stewart, "I just Googled Santorum. I feel like my innocence has been taken away."

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2. Maria Shriver: After 25 years of marriage, former NBC reporter Maria Shriver and actor-turned-governor of California (for seven years ending in January) Arnold Schwarzenegger are splitting up, living separately to work on the future of their relationship. If you look closely in this article, you might just see the words "Total Recall" and "governor of California" in the same paragraph.

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3. Google I/O: Google's annual developer conference kicked off early today in San Francisco. The conference sold out in minutes, but Google will be streaming two keynotes and numerous other conference components. Many speculate Google will announce new products and services, but we'll see. That rumor also arose during SXSWi, but, alas, nothing.

4. Mississippi: The river not the state. Many are left homeless and helpless this week as the Mighty Miss rises. The floods have turned the mile-wide river into a three-mile-wide river, oozing into the lower part of Beale Street, Mud Island, and the large residential community, Harbor Town (a community I helped build when I was in high school, ironically enough), that sits right on the water. The annual Memphis in May BBQ Contest, which normally takes place at the underwater Tom Lee Park, has been moved to the old fairgrounds.

5. Google Music: In conjunction with Google I/O and according to Billboard, Google will announce a new music service today at the conference in San Francisco. Music Beta by Google will allow users to upload music to a personal online locker, where they can stream and download music from devices.