Daily Links for Monday, March 14, 2016:
It’s Pi Day! Here are 3.14 facts about pi (The Verge) Everything you wanted to know about pi! 🙂
NEH Announces “Protecting our Cultural Heritage” (NEH) Seek to document and digitally re-create endangered cultural materials.
Amazon Wants the Patent for Pay-By-Selfie (ReCode) Trying to figure out where this is going to leave photo shy people like me….
Sony’s PlayStation Vue cord-cutting TV service goes nationwide, now starts at $30 per month (CNET) Speaking as someone who was underwhelmed by my trial of Sling TV, this might be worth looking into.
Deals of the Day:
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a great selection of hardboiled mysteries. Choose from 45 titles in the award-winning Akashic Noir series—featuring stories from greats like Lawrence Block, Joyce Carol Oates and George Pelecanos—all for just $1.99 each! The Romance Daily Find is An Indecent Invitation by Laura Trentham for 99 cents.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is A Tender Struggle: Story of a Marriage by Krista Bremer for $1.99.
Kobo is still offering a Kobo Glo HD e-reader for $109.99 with free shipping. Ongoing Kobo ebook sales for March include: The Keep kids and teens reading over March Break for $3.99 or Less – valid through March 14th. Through March 31st, you can find Fabulous Fiction at $4.99 and Under and Buy Any Four Archie Comics For $9.99.
(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.