Black Friday 2020 deals: The best Newegg sales

It may lack the mainstream appeal of a Best Buy, but online retailer Newegg has long held a place in the hearts of PC builders and upgraders with its wide assortment of components. More recently it’s expanded its presence by offering a wider variety of electronic goods and participating in the annual Black Friday shopping hullabaloo. With Newegg’s 2020 Black Friday ad, DIY types get plenty of discounts on upgrade parts, but there are also a number of solid laptop and desktop PC deals that we’ve highlighted below.


$100 off

While many of the Black Friday laptop deals we’ve seen so far in 2020 have featured 10th-generation Intel Core processors, here’s one that includes one of the latest 11th-gen (a.k.a. Tiger Lake) CPU — the Core i5-1135G7, specifically. It highlights a solid lineup of specs this Aspire 5 configuration possesses, including 8GB of RAM, a 512GB solid-state

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C3.ai, machine learning startup backed by software pioneer Tom Siebel, files for IPO

Tom Siebel, an early employee of database giant Oracle, later a billionaire after selling his eponymous software firm to Oracle, says his new venture, C3, has a bigger opportunity than either of those.  

C3.ai, the artificial intelligence services company founded by software pioneer Tom Siebel, Friday evening filed for an initial public offering, with a placeholder amount of $100 million worth of its shares, led by investment banks Morgan Stanley, JP Morgan, and Bank of America.

The amount of the offering is provisional and will likely change in the final deal size.

C3 plans to list under the ticker “AI” on The New York Stock Exchange. The number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined, C3 said.

Siebel, who was recruited to database giant Oracle in 1983, later founded the eponymous enterprise customer relationship management software firm in

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Firms with connected culture see boost in employee productivity

With the hybrid workforce a reality facing firms as they enter the second lockdown of 2020, a study from RingCentral UK has revealed that employees working for companies that foster a connected culture are twice as likely (34% compared with 15%) to be productive when working from anywhere than those that don’t.

The study conducted by CITE Research in partnership with Kaleido Insights, on behalf of the provider of global enterprise cloud communications, collaboration and contact centre solutions provider, surveyed 4,000 knowledge workers across four countries, including 1,000 from across the UK, about how they have adapted and adjusted to this extended period of remote working with the onset of the pandemic.

The Connected culture report defined companies that foster a connected culture as those that blend effective technology that helps teams stay connected with a commitment to supporting work/life balance, and frequent opportunities for people to interact with

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Analysis finds that nearly three dozen ransomware attacks have targeted US school districts educating 700,000+ students since the pandemic began in March (Tawnell D. Hobbs/Wall Street Journal)


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Analysis finds that nearly three dozen ransomware attacks have targeted US school districts educating 700,000+ students since the pandemic began in March  —  Districts around the U.S. are fighting a wave of increasingly aggressive hackers, who are publicly posting sensitive student information… Read More