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November 23, 2012, 6:05 PM

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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.
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 …
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 …
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Arnold Kim / MacRumors:
Apple Launches Black Friday Sale in U.S. with Discounts on iPads, MacBook Pros, Airs and More  —  Following the international launches, Apple has kicked off its Black Friday sale in the U.S. Online Apple Store.  The selection of products on discount are the same as the international stores.
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.
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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