Daily links and deals: Geo-blocking madness highlighted by hidden camera stunt

daily_links_1Interesting stories today: How geo-blocking would play out in the physical world, reddit apps and a reminder that your Netflix subscription price is going up next month. In deals, we have Dragon Naturally speaking and savings on Fire tablets and Kindles. And that 16 GB fire everyone is talking about is only $54.99 today!

Daily Links for day, April 6, 2016:

À La Carte Streaming Is Here, and It’s Just As Expensive As Cable  (Lifehacker) So much for cord cutting saving money….

Geo-blocking madness highlighted by hidden camera stunt (Torrent Freak) This includes a must-see video. Are we living in a global economy or not?

Reddit’s official Android app now launched w/ three months of free Reddit Gold (9 to 5 Google) Reddit on the go?

How Big Telecom Gets Away With Rewriting America’s Laws (Motherboard) This opinion piece makes some important points about the telecom – municipal broadband divide.

Reminder: 17 Million Netflix Users Will Get Price Hikes Next Month (Gizmodo) They told us this was coming, but it has been so long…. Still a good deal, IMHO.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Sidney Chambers and The Shadow of Death (The Grantchester Mysteries Book 1) by James Runcie fir $1.99. This is the Masterpiece TV series tie-in edition.

In Today’s Deals, you can  save up to 84% on Dragon NaturallySpeaking voice recognition software. I use this and LOVE IT! There is also a deal on an LG TV and an interesting set of Bluetooth headphones: the Bluedio T2 Plus Turbine Wireless Bluetooth Headphones with Mic/Micro SD Card Slot/FM Radio. I’m curious about the micro SD  card use on the headphones.

There are still Kindle and Fire deals as well: Savings on the Fire HD 6, pre-owned Fire tablets,  15% off Fire TV models, and the great  Kindle Deals for customers with Amazon Prime.

Everyone is talking about Amazon’s 16 GB version on the 7″ Fire. Today you can get it for just $54.99!

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is 11 books by (thrillers) R. J. Ellory for just $1.99 each. The Romance Daily Find is Dancing with a Rogue by Patricia Potter for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Elizabeth Taylor, A Passion for Life: The Wit and Wisdom of a Legend by Joseph Papa for 99 cents.

Kobo is running several promotions. Through April 11, get 3 ebooks for the price of 2 (terms and conditions apply). You can get free shipping on any Kobo e-reader through April 13, 2016. And, until April 18, select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Patron Saint of Liars by Ann Patchett for $2.99.

Google Books is running several promotions: There is a selection of Limited-Time Deals on sale. There are also deals on hot romance reads for under $3 each.  And, finally, a Stand-Alone Mysteries Sale, with prices starting at $1.99.

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

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