Daily Links and Deals: 5 ways adblockers are changing your entire online experience

daily_links_1Daily Links for Friday, March 18, 2016:

SoundCloud has signed a licensing deal with Sony Music (The Verge) And hopefully, this means that Soundcloud will be sticking around for a while…

Stagefright exploit puts millions of Android devices at risk (Computer World) Since our phones are so essential to our lives nowadays, all these phone threats are scary.

Don’t like Twitter’s new algorithmic feed? Then turn it off. (Engadget) Hopefully we can convince Twitter that there is an advantage to a linear feed.

5 ways adblockers are changing your entire online experience (The Next Web) User-centric or publisher centric? It will be interesting to see how those interests align.

Apple is going to make my new iPad obsolete. Again (CNET) Now we have to factor “Will I be okay if they bring out a new one in 3 months” into our purchasing decisions?

Should Your Therapist Read Your Twitter? (Motherboard) Wow, is this a life in the digital age question!

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deals includes Pane and Suffering (A Webb’s Glass Shop Mystery) by Cheryl Hollon for $1.99.

Right now, Amazon is offering the high end Kindle Voyage for just $199.99. You rarely see this one on sale,so this is a good deal if you have been thinking about one of these. There are also several deals on new Fire tablets. 🙂

In Today’s Deals, Amazon has a great deal on a Anker Wireless Charger PowerPort Qi Wireless Charging Pad for $14.95.  This works for the Samsung S6 / Edge / Plus, Note 5, Nexus 4 / 5 / 6 / 7, Nokia Lumia 920, LG Optimus Vu2, HTC 8X / Droid DNA and All Qi-Enabled Devices.  Amazon is also offing special pricing on the 8.9 inch HDX line of Fire Tablets.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find features seven novels in the Byrnes Family Ranch Series by Dusty Richards, including Texas Blood Feud (Byrnes Family Ranch Series #1) for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Made for Us by Samantha Chase for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Only Enchanting – A Survivor’s Club Novel (Book #4) by Mary Balogh for 99 cents.

There are lots of other Kobo deals: The Kobo Glo HD is still on sale for $20.00 off. You can get 3 eBooks for $9.99 YOu can also use coupon code 30MAR unlimited times for 30% off on select box sets.  Both of those promotions are valid through March 21. And through March 28, you can find bestsellling memoirs for $2.99 and under.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes American Caesar: Douglas MacArthur 1880 – 1964 by William Manchester 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.

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