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It’s time for another U.S. tradition.

Snagging discounted tablets, laptops, smartphones and wearables—it’s almost Black Friday! The Verge is rounding up the best deals here.

This year’s best stocking stuffers, though, could just be Google’s new $79 virtual reality (VR) headset (that works with Pixel phones and YouTube’s new VR app) or the new Snapchat Spectacles.

GE’s stuffing employee stockings with AR.

Some General Electric factory workers will begin 2017 with new augmented reality (AR) gear. GE intends to simplify and accelerate the assembly of gas turbine nozzles with the rollout of AR sensors, software and tablets. Read more at The Wall Street Journal.

AirWatch is in the second largest biz in the fifth largest global software company.

IDC not only named VMware a leader for worldwide virtual client computing this week but also noted how VMware’s commitment to end-user computing (EUC) has strengthened.

And the BrianMadden.com Podcast remarked on the recent passing of the EUC baton from Sanjay Poonen to Sumit Dhawan, who now aims to take the biz to $2 billion. “I don’t see why that couldn’t be possible,” said blogger Gabe Knuth. “I can’t think of a better guy than Sumit to take over that role.”

+Register now for the next live webinar on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. (EST), AirWatch 9.0: Transforming the Digital Workspace.

Want to survive the gig economy?

If the gig economy hype is right, companies need more effective ways to secure and manage devices, apps and data in the hands of freelancers and contractors—fast. Here’s why you may need stand-alone mobile application management (MAM).

+New Infographic: 5 Signs Your Business Desperately Needs a Digital Workspace

You owe the cubicle.

Future of work speaker Jacob Morgan says the cubicle started this whole work flexibility revolution. Watch here.

New videos!

+Read More: Blake Brannon Looks Back at AirWatch’s Top Innovations of 2016

+Read More: David Pogue & Noah Wasmer on the Consumerization of IT

P.S. Why can’t we vote online already?

Two big challenges, security and usability, hold up online voting, but considering the benefits, you might just vote from your couch one day. VMware Radius weighs the pros, cons and feasibility.

Ashley Speagle

Ashley Speagle

Ashley is a content marketing specialist for VMware AirWatch.

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