I am looking for a trending topics plugin as displayed on techcrunch. I have searched alot to find the vertical displaying plugin. If anyone could help out, I would be very thankful.
Here is a visual image of how it should look like.
If by hot trends you mean the categories, you can list the categories with the most posts using this plugin:
Some styling work will be needed, but that is unavoidable no matter what plugin is used.
Tech Crunch however uses tags not categories, so instead you can use this:
Would this not just a popular posts plugin? - http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/wordpress-popular-posts/