Daily Links for Thursday, March 17, 2016:
Tennessee kills muni-broadband expansion bill after AT&T opposition (Ars Technica) Big business wins against the people again. My city wanted to put in free wi-fi, so stories like this his close to home. 😦
Mossberg: The False Debate Between Open and Closed in Tech (ReCode) Part of the problem may be how we are defining these terms.
Newly discovered malware could attack factory-configured iPhones (The Next Web) The fact that this can affect factory-configured phones and not just jailbroken ones in a big deal.
Even researchers agree that slow internet can stress you out (Engadget) See? Too much buffering is bad for you! We now have studies to back it up!
NYC’s Free Wifi Service Is Turning Into a Privacy Nightmare (Gizmodo) Free wi-fi may be more expensive than you thought….
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Fated (Dark Protectors Book 1) by Rebecca Zanetti for $2.99.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Irish Americans: A History by Jay P. Dolan for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Deputy’s Redemption by Delores Fossen for 99 cents.
And just for St. Patrick’s Day, you can take $10 Off Your Purchase of $75 or More With CodeBNLUCKY17 when you shop BN.com.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Good at Games by Jill Mansell for $1.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Envy of Angels – A Sin du Jour Affair by Matt Wallace for $2.99.
(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.