Best Cyber Week 2020 deals: Business Bargain Hunter’s top picks (Update: Expired)

Update, Dec. 2: Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 are now done and dusted. But if you would still like to find business tech deals or the best products to buy, check out our ZDNet Recommends directory.


Cyber Monday is here, which means you’re probably already getting inundated with information about the best deals.

Back in the old days, it was easier to keep track of the sales. You’d see Black Friday and Cyber Monday ads from major retailers detailing their plan and you’d circle the biggest “doorbuster” deals of the season.

Now, in 2020, things are a bit different. Retail ads start leaking out in October for “early Black Friday sales,” and almost all the biggest discounts can be snagged online. Heck, even retailer ad scans are online. That means, while you run the risk of being digitally overloaded, it’s now easier than ever for you to successfully master

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Labor Unions Work to Find Ways to Bargain With AI’s Black Box

(Bloomberg) — Unions are trying to figure out how to protect their members from artificial intelligence programs they can’t see and may not even be sure are really there.



A screen displays a video of Huawei Technologies Co.'s pedestrian and vehicle recognition system at an exhibition hall at the company's headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Huawei is seeking about $1 billion from a small group of lenders, its first major funding test after getting hit with U.S. curbs that threaten to cut off access to critical suppliers.


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A screen displays a video of Huawei Technologies Co.’s pedestrian and vehicle recognition system at an exhibition hall at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, China, on Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Huawei is seeking about $1 billion from a small group of lenders, its first major funding test after getting hit with U.S. curbs that threaten to cut off access to critical suppliers.

The U.K.’s Trades Union Congress, an umbrella group for British unions representing more than 5.5 million people, is forming an AI taskforce to lobby employers and regulators to increase transparency around where the technology is being deployed, and to offer workers recourse if they believe they’ve been discriminated against.

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The world’s best smartphone is a Black Friday bargain – see these Samsung S20 Plus deals

Right here at TechRadar, we deem the Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus as the best smartphone currently on the market. The incredible power, the sensational 6.7-inch screen, the superb cameras, the 5G connectivity. It really does have it all – including, now, excellent Black Friday deals.

That’s why seeing these Black Friday phone deals is so exciting, landing you the handset with a beefy load of data for an exceptional monthly rate.

Two O2 tariffs lead the way. The first gets you a healthy 100GB allowance – on top of the standard unlimited minutes and texts – for only £34 a month. Yes, there is a £129.99 upfront cost, but for this affordable monthly outgoing, this is certainly one of the best S20 Plus deals yet.

The second ditches the upfront spend altogether and, while the bills go up to £41 a month – the data flies up to a

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Magnolia Oil & Gas: Excellent Management In A Bargain Basement Stock (NYSE:MGY)

Magnolia Oil & Gas (MGY) has unusually deep management for a relatively small company with a short history as a public company. Stephen Chazen who heads up this company is also the Chairman (again) of Occidental Petroleum (OXY). In fact if one quickly reviews the officers on the company proxy statement, there are several alumni from Occidental Petroleum now engaged in running key parts of Magnolia. That means that the management of this company has unusually deep experience considering the size and age of the company.

Investors should therefore expect some outperformance as a result of this experience. So far that appears to be a solid possibility. The Eagle Ford location of the leases appears to be one of the better locations. Meanwhile, the experience with the wells so far appears to likewise be above average. That could set the stage for an above-average future performance once the industry begins

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