Daily Links and Deals: Low-Income Americans Face Internet Access That Is Slow, at Risk of Disruption

daily_links_1Daily Links for Wednesday, February 3, 2016:

Amazon’s rent-a-Buddhist-monk service causes controversy in Japan (Mashable) – I know Amazon sells everything, but… really?

Amazon Brings Its Virtual Assistant Alexa To Older Fire TV Devices (Techcrunch) Alexa is coming to the Fire TV.

App Fatigue (Techcrunch) – Are there just too many apps?

Low-Income Americans Face Internet Access That Is Slow, at Risk of Disruption (ReCode) – How you access the internet is very dependent on your income level.

Kindle Update v5.7.2 Adds Open Dyslexic Font, New Home Page (Screenshots) (The Digital Reader) – Your Paperwhite and Voyage e-reader home screens are getting an update!

Deals of the Day:

On Amazon UK, The Happiness Trap: Stop Struggling, Start Living, by Russ Harris is  £.99 today.

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes  Twin of Ice and Lavender Morning by Jude Deveraux for $1.99 each and Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Tough Love: Back to Buckhorn by Lori Foster for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is also the Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Grace of Kings by Ken Liu for $2.99.

Google has a selection of Limited Time Deals with prices starting at 99 cents.

(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.