This is the third year that the social networking Website has been the top search term overall, accounting for 3.10 percent of all searches, a 46 percent increase from 2010.
MEF, the global community for mobile content and commerce has unveiled its predictions for the year ahead.
Domino's Pizza has reported rapid growth in its ecommerce and m-commerce operations.
Logan Tod 6th Annual Online Future Shopping Index predicts growth of between 18% and 22% during Christmas 2012 exceeding the rate of growth in 2011.
Google sites were the most visited online during November 2011, but retail sites thrived in the build up to the festive period, according to new data from comScore.
ComScore has released figures showing that US Retail e-commerce spending for the first 56 days of the November December 2011 holiday season saw $35.3 billion spent online, marking a 15-percent increase versus the corresponding days last year.
Next said the strong performance of its Directory unit continues to compensate for disappointing trading at its Retail stores.
U.K. retailers generated 314 percent more revenue from online search advertising on Christmas Eve and 111 percent more revenue on Christmas Day in 2011 versus 2010
The government has announced new regulations on credit card surcharges.
Research by UKFraud.co.uk of over 50 UK and European Fraud consultants reveals an expectation from over 80% of those polled, that fraud will increase dramatically across the UK and the rest of Europe in 2012.
A survey from banking group HSBC has found that 87 per cent of people will do some of their Christmas shopping online.
People using online auction site eBay are increasingly accessing the site through their smartphones.