Amazon Prime Day 2020 Starts Tonight: All The Best Gaming Deals To Expect And More

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Among the countless number of cancellations and delays caused by the COVID-19 pandemic is Amazon Prime Day, which, you may have noticed, didn’t happen in July as usual this year. But it’s not being forgotten. Despite multiple delays, Prime Day 2020 is indeed happening, and it’s all going down this week starting Tuesday, October 13.

Despite happening later than usual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, Prime Day is sure to bring steep discounts on some of the best games for Nintendo Switch, PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Prime Day is also an excellent opportunity to snag consoles and PC hardware at a discount, and you’ll also find sweet deals on gaming accessories, merch, Blu-rays, collectibles, and practically anything on your wishlist. Prime Day is known for having deals on par with Black Friday–and this year, the two events will be happening nearly back to back–so for gamers on a budget, October is sure to bring some of the best prices of the year.

The key to snagging the deals you want on Amazon Prime Day is to go in prepared. To help you out, we’ve assembled a guide with everything you need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2020, including exactly when it starts, the best deals to expect, and more.

What is Amazon Prime Day?

Prime Day is a massive sale Amazon puts on each summer (usually in July) for Prime members. It all began in 2015, when Amazon had a sale to celebrate its 20th birthday. In the years since, Prime Day has grown into a shopping extravaganza in its own right, with deep discounts on all kinds of items across the whole store.

When is Amazon Prime Day 2020?

Amazon Prime Day 2020 will kick off at midnight PT / 3 AM ET on Tuesday,

The Digital Divide Starts With a Laptop Shortage

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Chromebooks, web-based devices that run on software from Google and are made by an array of companies, are in particular demand because they cost less than regular laptops. That has put huge pressure on a supply chain that cobbles laptop parts from all over the world, usually assembling them in Asian factories, Mr. Boreham said.

While that supply chain has slowly geared up, the spike in demand is “so far over and above what has historically been the case,” said Stephen Baker, a consumer electronics analyst at the NPD Group. “The fact that we’ve been able to do that and there’s still more demand out there, it’s something you can’t plan for.”

Adding to the problem, many manufacturers are putting a priority on producing expensive electronics that net greater profits, like gaming hardware and higher-end computers for at-home employees, said Erez Pikar, the chief executive of Trox, a company that sells devices to school districts.

Before the year began, Trox predicted it would deliver 500,000 devices to school districts in the United States and Canada in 2020, Mr. Pikar said. Now, the total will be two million. But North American schools are still likely to end the year with a shortage of more than five million devices, he said. He added that he was not aware of any large-scale efforts to get refurbished or donated laptops to school districts.

Districts that placed orders early in the pandemic have come out ahead, industry analysts said, while schools that waited until summer — often because they were struggling to make ends meet — are at a disadvantage.

The Los Angeles Unified School District, for example, spent $100 million on computers in March and said in September that it was unaffected by shortages. But Paterson Public Schools in New Jersey had to wait

Malcolm Jenkins starts venture capital fund with NFL players

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Published 6:13 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020 | Updated 7:36 p.m. ET Oct. 7, 2020

Malcolm Jenkins has teamed with fellow NFL players to launch a venture capital fund.

The three-time Pro Bowl safety and two-time Super Bowl champion launched Broad Street Ventures on Wednesday. The fund focuses on late stage and growth stage technology and consumer products. It has already invested in Airbnb, Epic Games, Turo, NoBull, Automattic and ZenWtr.

Jenkins, a strong advocate for racial equality, hopes his newest business introduces more Black men and women to the venture capital world.

Jenkins and co-founder Ralonda Johnson recruited additional NFL players and industry leaders to represent the fund. Among them are defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots, safety Rodney McLeod of the Philadelphia Eagles and free agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Jenkins played with McLeod and Matthews in Philadelphia. Also, television broadcaster Sharrie Williams is part of the fund.

“While less than 1% of American venture capital backed founders are Black, an even smaller percentage are women of color,” Jenkins told The Associated Press. “We need to break down those barriers, and this is why I’m proud to have Ralonda at the helm of Broad Street Ventures and Sharrie coming on board as an investor. Black women are helping to rewrite the narrative and we are inviting more Black women to the table to create generational wealth for themselves and others. This is an important initiative to me, as my businesses are not only run by strong women but also supported by women.”

Jenkins, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, and the McCourty twins have known each other since they played football against each other in high school in New Jersey.

“Malcolm is a guy off the field that has just done

New Orleans Saints’ Malcolm Jenkins starts venture capital fund with NFL players

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Malcolm Jenkins has teamed with fellow NFL players to launch a venture capital fund.

The three-time Pro Bowl safety and two-time Super Bowl champion launched Broad Street Ventures on Wednesday. The fund focuses on late stage and growth stage technology and consumer products. It has already invested in Airbnb, Epic Games, Turo, NoBull, Automattic and ZenWtr.

Jenkins, a strong advocate for racial equality, hopes his newest business introduces more Black men and women to the venture capital world.

Jenkins and co-founder Ralonda Johnson recruited additional NFL players and industry leaders to represent the fund. Among them are defensive backs Devin McCourty and Jason McCourty of the New England Patriots, safety Rodney McLeod of the Philadelphia Eagles and free-agent wide receiver Jordan Matthews. Jenkins played with McLeod and Matthews in Philadelphia. Also, television broadcaster Sharrie Williams is part of the fund.

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“While less than 1% of American venture capital backed founders are Black, an even smaller percentage are women of color,” Jenkins told The Associated Press. “We need to break down those barriers, and this is why I’m proud to have Ralonda at the helm of Broad Street Ventures and Sharrie coming on board as an investor. Black women are helping to rewrite the narrative and we are inviting more Black women to the table to create generational wealth for themselves and others. This is an important initiative to me, as my businesses are not only run by strong women but also supported by women.”

Jenkins, who plays for the New Orleans Saints, and the McCourty twins have known each other since they played football against one another in high school in New Jersey.

“Malcolm is a guy off the field that has just done a ton for a ton of people, whether it’s his social justice work, his

Former Desmarais Atty Starts New PTAB Firm

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Law360 (October 5, 2020, 10:18 PM EDT) — Desmarais LLP’s former Patent Trial and Appeal Board practice head has ventured out on his own, opening a cloud-based firm in New York City.

Kevin McNish has formed McNish PLLC, where he is the sole attorney, he told Law360 on Monday.

McNish said that the move to his own firm, which he officially opened on Oct. 1, was based on his desire to have more control on practice growth. He said the new firm will be a cloud-based practice, but that he will be able to meet clients in person when the COVID-19 pandemic allows for it.

“So I wanted more…

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