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November 24, 2012, 3:15 PM

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Gareth Beavis / TechRadar.com:
LG admits reason behind dropping 4G in Nexus 4  —  Because it's secretly another phone … The redundant 4G chip in the Nexus 4 caused confusion, but now LG has told TechRadar why it's there.  —  The presence of the LTE connectivity hardware in the Nexus 4 caused some to believe that it could be next-gen speed-enabled in the future.
Mat Smith / Engadget:
Richard Lawler / Engadget:
Former Nokia exec Damian Dinning announces he's headed to Jaguar Land Rover  —  The sudden departure of Nokia imaging head Damian Dinning caught many by surprise earlier today, but now he's announced where his next post will be: Jaguar Land Rover.  In an explanation posted at PureView Club …
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 …
Steve Lohr / New York Times:
G.E. Looks to Industry for the Next Digital Disruption  —  SAN RAMON, Calif. — When Sharoda Paul finished a postdoctoral fellowship last year at the Palo Alto Research Center, she did what most of her peers do — considered a job at a big Silicon Valley company, in her case, Google.
Louis Goddard / The Verge:
284 Pakistani domain names reportedly hijacked, affecting Google, Apple, and Microsoft  —  More than 280 popular “.pk” domain names, including that of the Pakistani Google homepage, have reportedly been hijacked by a Turkish hacking crew known as “eboz.”  Addresses including Apple.pk …
Christopher Downer / Realmac Blog:
Skeuomorphism and the User Interface  —  Skeuomorphism is something that users have come to expect in apps for iPhone, iPad and even the Mac these days.  It's easily recognisable, and Apple has mainly been responsible for bringing simulacra back to user interface design in the past few years with iOS …
More: The Verge
Niharika Mandhana / India Ink:
Conceived in Haste, India's Internet Law Now Targeted for Change  —  Civil rights activists, free speech advocates, lawyers and politicians have spoken out in recent days against India's controversial Internet laws, after two women were arrested in Mumbai for criticizing in a Facebook post …
Julian Pecquet / Hillicon Valley:
Gaza violence leads lawmakers to call for shuttering terror groups on Twitter  —  The past week's violence in Gaza has rekindled calls for Twitter to shutter the accounts of U.S.-labeled terror groups such as Hamas.  —  Seven House Republicans asked the FBI in September to demand that Twitter …
Ken Yeung / The Next Web:
Khan Academy updates iOS app to work on the iPhone with access to over 3,500 educational videos  —  Education disruptor, Khan Academy, has released an iOS mobile application for the iPhone and iPod Touch, giving users complete access to its collection of over 3,500 videos.
More: iPhone HacksTweets: @khanacademy

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