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November 24, 2012, 2:35 PM

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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 …
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.
Rafat Ali / Skift:
What happens when your pivot goes horribly wrong?  —  Travel is among the most pivot-friendly categories in the startupland.  What happens when a well-liked-but-limited app, focused on a nice but commodity niche, attempts to pivot into a larger company, attempting to “reinvent travel”?
More: GateGuru, TechCrunch, Tnooz and TUAWTweets: @pkafka
Experian:
Thanksgiving Day retail traffic increased 71% in 2012  —  Thanksgiving Day online traffic increased 71% in 2012 versus 2011 as the top 500 retail sites received more than 181 million total US visits.  So far this Holiday week of online traffic to the top retail sites is up 8% on average.
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …

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