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November 23, 2012, 1:25 PM

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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 …
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.
Jordan Kahn / 9to5Mac:
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.
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 …
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.
More: TechCrunchTweets: @ryan_fisk
David Kravets / Wired:
Student Suspended for Refusing to Wear a School-Issued RFID Tracker  —  A Texas high school student is being suspended for refusing to wear a student ID card implanted with a radio-frequency identification chip.  —  Northside Independent School District in San Antonio began issuing …
Joe Mullin / Ars Technica:
“Your criticisms are completely wrong”: Stallman on software patents, 20 years in  —  Richard Stallman, father of the free software movement.  —  Richard Stallman / stallman.org  —  The large, bearded man bounded to the front of the room last Friday, hand thrust into the air, fingers shaking.
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 …
Tricia Duryee / AllThingsD:
Venture-Backed Commerce Sites Banking on TV Ads to Lure Big Audiences  —  Search engine optimization, Google AdWords and email lists are all essential components of online campaigns, but several e-commerce companies are giving mass media a whirl.  —  Slightly ahead of the holidays …
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