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November 23, 2012, 5:40 PM

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Brian Klug / AnandTech:
Nexus 4 Includes Support for LTE on Band 4 (AWS)  —  I noted in my review of the LG/Google Nexus 4 that the device included hardware necessary for LTE on at least some of its bands, namely bands 1 (2100 MHz), 2 (1900 MHz), and 4 (AWS 1700/2100) based on what I saw in my teardown.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Nexus 4 shown working on Canadian LTE through simple carrier menu code (video)  —  Want LTE on your new Nexus 4?  Well, you might have to move country.  Unless it's some elaborate post-Thanksgiving hoax from our Canadian neighbors, several Telus customers have demonstrated that the LTE chip hiding inside …
Chris Cheesman / Amateur Photographer:
Nokia imaging chief Dinning quits  —  Nokia imaging guru Damian Dinning, who is considered the driving force behind the firm's smartphone camera technology, has left the Finland-based company, Amateur Photographer (AP) can reveal.
BBC:
Anonymous hackers ‘cost PayPal £3.5m’  —  The court was told Anonymous were self-styled “hacktivists” who believed everything on the internet should be free  —  A student attacked the PayPal website as part of a concerted effort by the Anonymous “hacktivists” that cost the company £3.5m, a court has heard.
Paul Kunert / channelregister.co.uk:
Barclays Bank buys 8,500 Apple iPads in one go  —  Bank's ranks thank bosses for fondle-slabbin' workplace  —  Barclays Bank has bought no less than 8,500 Apple slabs of fondling loveliness in one go, The Channel can reveal.  —  The buy, made with dealer Insight UK, is believed …
Emil Protalinski / The Next Web:
Instagram sees new record during Thanksgiving: Over 10M photos shared at a rate of 226 per second  —  Instagram saw a new record set during Thanksgiving in the US: 10 million photos shared at a rate of 226 per second during the peak.  For several hours on Thursday, its 100 million users posted …
Drew Olanoff / TechCrunch:
Google Maps Is Now Giving Out Profile Badges To The Most Helpful Community Members  —  One of the really interesting things about Google Maps is that there's a huge, thriving community of people who love to help make the product better.  Basically, when a road closes, or something is incorrect …
New York Times:
The Shrewd Shopper Carries a Smartphone  —  This Black Friday, to the tech-aware go the spoils.  —  Retailers are trying to lure shoppers away from the Internet, where they have increasingly been shopping to avoid Black Friday madness, and back to the stores.
Mathew Ingram / GigaOM:
Facebook makes it official — an external advertising network is coming soon  —  There's been a lot of discussion over the past few days about the recent changes to Facebook's privacy and governance policies — including the revelation that (gasp!)  Facebook is not actually a democracy …
Florian Mueller / FOSS Patents:
Google to Miami court: Apple is withholding iPhone 5, iPad mini source code  —  Samsung hast just added the iPhone 5 and iPad mini to its list of accused products (court approval is a mere formality), and wholly-owned Google subsidiary Motorola Mobility wants to do the same in its litigation …

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