Cyber Monday 2019: Top Best Buy deals


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Best Buy’s Black Friday ad is always one of the most anticipated of the holiday shopping season, and one pleasant surprise with its release this year is that many of the deals are already available, a sign that online shopping continues to erode the “magic” of Black Fridays past when people trampled each other to get to doorbuster specials before they ran out. We’ve covered Best Buy’s Black Friday Apple deals elsewhere, but below are several other sales that caught our eye.

Best Cyber Monday 2019 Best Buy deals

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HP 14-DB0023DX Chromebook Laptop for $119 ($130 off)

Best Buy sold a Samsung Chromebook for $90 on Black Friday, but this pricier Cyber Monday special might be a better deal. It has a bigger 14-inch display, uses a better processor (AMD A4),

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New jobs in Ireland as Brexit forces Revolut to migrate work from London

Fintech Revolut is creating 50 new jobs in the Republic of Ireland as it moves its European payments operation from London.

The London-headquartered fintech challenger bank’s UK payments operations will remain in the UK capital.

According to a report in The Telegraph, the company is making the changes as EU passporting rights, which allow EU banks to serve customers across the trading block, could end for UK banks. With uncertainty caused by Brexit and increasing consumer demand, Revolut will hire up to 50 staff in Ireland this year to serve its Western Europe business customers.

Revolut chief operating officer Richard Davies told The Telegraph that the initial reason for the move was Brexit. “The strategy is to have our central and eastern European clients on our Lithuanian EMI and bank licence,” he said. “For our western Europe clients, we are in the process with the Central Bank of Ireland

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COVID-19 concerns see Uber Pool suspended in North America and parts of Europe

Ridesharing service Uber has confirmed it has suspended some of its Uber Pool services, in order to limit the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak

Uber Pool has been shuttered in cities across the United States and Canada, and also in Paris and London.

“Our goal is to help flatten the curve of community spread in the cities we serve,” Uber Rides and Platform SVP Andrew Macdonald said.

“With that in mind, we are suspending the Uber Pool service in the United States, Canada, London, and Paris. We remain in close contact with local leaders and will continue to work with them to discourage non-essential travel.”

As reported by Reuters, regular rides and the company’s food delivery platform, Uber Eats, remain available.

It is understood similar action in other cities around the world will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.

Uber said last week it could temporarily suspend the

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NCSC issues secure remote working guidance

The National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) has published new guidance to support businesses and individuals transitioning to full-time remote working as part of social distancing and quarantine measures – also known as “flattening the curve”, designed to thwart the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus.

The NCSC has taken this step in recognition that universal remote working presents cyber security challenges that organisations do not usually have to deal with, and to support its previous warnings that cyber criminal groups are now widely exploiting the coronavirus in phishing, malware and ransomware campaigns.

“While working from home will not be new to many organisations and employees, the coronavirus is forcing organisations to consider home working on a greater scale, and for a longer period of time,” said the NCSC. “You may have more people working from home than usual, and some of these may not have done it before. Working from

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