Daily Links: How Facebook’s Plan To Give The World Free Mobile Internet Went So Wrong

daily_links_1Daily Links for Saturday, January 23, 2016:

How Facebook’s Plan To Give The World Free Mobile Internet Went So Wrong (BuzzFeed) – Nice post summarizing the story and the issues.

Internet of Things security is so bad, there’s a search engine for sleeping kids (Ars Technica) – This is truly terrifying….

GOP senators want lower Internet speeds to qualify as “broadband“ (Ars Technica) Um…. We already have the slowest Internet speeds in the world.

You can now ask your Amazon Echo for movie times, live NFL scores and predictions (The Next Web) – Amazon keeps adding more functionality.

Yesterday’s News, and Tomorrow’s: Badly-Formatted Kindle eBooks Will (Continue to) Display an Error Message (The Digital Reader) – Amazon is stepping up the action against badly formatted ebooks.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes all four volumes of James Maxwell’s Evermen Saga for $1.99 each. Need an SD card for your Fire tablet? Amazon is also offering savings on SanDisk Memory products.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Alchemystic by Anton Strout for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Breaking Nova by Jessica Sorensen for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Kill Room (A Lincoln Rhyme Novel) by Jeffery Deaver for $1.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Cold Betrayal, an Ali Reynolds novel, by J. A. Vance for $1.99.

(A note on Daily Deals: All prices current at the time of posting and subject to change. Most items marked Daily Deals are good for only the day posted.

Many large promotions have discount pricing that is set by the publisher. This usually means that titles can be found at a discount price across most platforms (with iTunes sometimes being the exception). If you have a favorite retailer you like to patronize, check the title on that website. There is a good chance that they will be matching the sale price.)

Daily Links are interesting links I discover as I go about my online day. The frequency and number of links posted depend upon the daily news. I also post other, different links of interest on Twitter and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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