Daily Links: Bild’s hardline take on ad blocking: ‘We will not be blackmailed’

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, January 25, 2016:

How a City in France Got the World’s First Short-Story Vending Machines (New Yorker) – Fascinating story!These sound delightful!

Google Play Games soon won’t require a Google+ account (The Next Web) – Another disconnect from Google Plus account logins.

Sending a single link can cause anyone’s smartphone to crash (The Next Web) – This sounds like the tech version of getting Rickrolled.

Bild’s hardline take on ad blocking: ‘We will not be blackmailed’ (Digiday) – Alex Springer is still saying no to ad blockers.

This tool helps you search the entire global Netflix library (The Next Web) – Have you ever wondered what we get on Netflix that the rest of the world doesn’t?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes the first two books in Alan Russell’s Gideon and Sirius mystery series, Burning Man and Guardians of the Night for $1.99 each.This is an amazing series about a police detective and his canine partner. I LOVE these books and am looking forward to the next installment, Lost Dog (A Gideon and Sirius Novel Book 3)  which is coming out in June.

Save up to 60% off Kindle Series Bundle Deals.  There are 18 series bundles, each containing from 2 to 10 books. Included is Bob Mayer’s Area 51 – The Nightstalkers (4 Book Series) for $7.20.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Cold As Ice: A Kristen Conner Mystery / Book 3 by M.K. Gilroy for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is Reckonings (Harlequin Intrigue Series #1593) by Cynthia Eden for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Bette Lee Crosby’s The Wyattsville Series set for $1.99. You can also find all twelve of Audrey Carlan’s Calendar Girls books for $2.99 each. Kobo’s  Buy 2, Get 1 free sale continues through February 1st.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes If Tomorrow Comes by Sidney Sheldon 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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