This is the last technology news round-up for 2011. We’ll return in the new year. So, until then, here’s the latest tech news from around the web:

Israelis are the world’s biggest users of social networks, TNW reports. According to a survey by Comscore, Israelis spent, on average, 11.1 hours on social networks during October 2011 – more than double the global average of 5.7 hours and ahead of markets like the UK (seven hours) and US (6.9 hours). Slightly behind Israel comes Argentina (10.7 hours), Russia (10.4 hours) and Turkey (10.2 hours).

Apple gained more online visitors than some of the largest shopping sites in November, Electronista says. Apple’s website and iTunes combined got more than 79.2m unique visitors in November, beating eBay (72.1 m), Walmart (58.5m), Best Buy (36.5m) and Sears (31m).

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