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November 24, 2012, 1:05 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.
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 …
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.
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
Eduard Kovacs / Softpedia News:
Pakistani Google, Yahoo!, Apple, eBay, PayPal Sites Hacked  —  The Pakistani websites of Google, Microsoft, Yahoo, Apple, Visa, HSBC, Coca Cola, Blogspot, Sony, HP, eBay and PayPal have been hacked and defaced.  —  According to The Hackers Media, the sites have been defaced by a group of Turkish hackers.
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
Mat Smith / Engadget:
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.
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 …
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 …
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 …
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
iTunes through the ages  —  We look back at 12 years of iTunes releases.  —  We're still waiting for the newest version of iTunes, which Apple introduced in September during its iPhone 5 media event.  The makeover, which will undoubtedly end up as version 11. (though Apple isn't publicly referring …
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