Social Media Toronto News – Toronto & The World – December 31th, 2010

Welcome back to Social Media News. We bring you the latest updates in social media from Toronto and the world. This past week in Social Media news and events the following items stood out:

  1. Apple’s Mac App Store ready to be launched on January 6th
  2. Mozilla’s Firefox overtakes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in Europe
  3. Google isn’t the most accessed site on the web, Facebook is
  4. Toronto based newspaper Globe and Mail launches iPad app

Toronto Social Media News Details

  1. Apple’s Mac App Store ready to be launched on January 6th: TORONTO

    Mark your calendars. Thursday, January 6th, your iMac or MacBook will now have their own App store, and installations of applications will be a click away (not that they were ever difficult before).

    Follow the link below for more details:

    http://www.torontonews24.com/social-media-news/79-sm-news/1281-mac-app-store-coming

  2. Mozilla’s Firefox overtakes Microsoft’s Internet Explorer in Europe

    As reported by StatCounter, Mozilla’s web browser Firefox recently overtook Microsoft’s Internet Explorer (IE) in a European post in December.  According to StatCounter, a company that monitors browser usage, Mozilla’s Firefox scored 38% of market share, while Internet Explorer pulled in 37% in Europe.

    Things are very different in North America. In the USA and Canada, Internet Explorer still reigns supreme with a 48% share of the browser market. Firefox follows with 26% while Chrome owns 12% and Apple’s Safari carved into 10% of the market share.
    Follow the link below for more details:

    http://www.irisemedia.com/blog/2011/01/04/firefox-is-on-fire-in-europe-overtakes-internet-explorer.html#ixzz1A6XpjXqS

  3. Google isn’t the most accessed site on the web anymore, Facebook is

    Facebook was not only the most searched item of the year, but it passed Google as America’s most-visited website in 2010, according to a new report from Experian Hitwise.

    Follow the link below for more details:

    http://mashable.com/2010/12/29/2010-the-year-facebook-dethroned-google-as-king-of-the-web-stats/

  4. Toronto based newspaper Globe and Mail launches iPad app

    The Globe and Mail ePaper will be the same as the printed version that you buy in Toronto or your city. With the Globe2Go service, you will have access to all Canadian editions, from the last 7 days and all are available for you to download to one or multiple e-Reader devices or smart phones you own. It won’t matter if you’re in Toronto, Vancouver or any other Canadian city.

    Follow the link bellow for more details:

    http://globe2go.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx