Daily Links and Deals: Demolition company tears down the wrong house based on an error in Google Maps

daily_links_1Today’s stories include news about Google speech recognition software for developers, Victorian attitudes on reading and a Google maps mistakes that is a real whopper! Deals include an UPS power supply and books by Max Allan Collins, Stephen King and more.

Daily Links for day, March 20, 2016:

Now you can power any app with Google’s speech recognition software (The Next Web) Developers, how about the adding voice to all the apps?

Victorian Doctors Thought Reading Novels Made Women “Incurably Insane” (History Buff) I have no words. And the corn flakes issue? Um….

Demolition company tears down the wrong house based on an error in Google Maps (9 to 5 Google) This is from the WTF department.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes several titles by Max Allan Collins. 🙂

Today’s Deals features a CyberPower EC850LCD Ecologic 850VA/510-Watts Energy Efficient Desktop LCD UPS. We get brown outs so I use a UPS on each computer setup in my house.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Something Missing by Matthew Dicks for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Full Steam Ahead by Karen Witemeyer for $1.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Wrath and the Dawn by Renée Ahdieh for $2.99, A love story, inspired by A Thousand and One Nights.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Medium Dead: An Alexandra Gladstone Mystery for 99 cents.

Google has a selection of Topsellers Under $10 today. Included are titles from Stephen King’s Gunslinger series.

(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, Facebook, and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

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