I’ve already written today about one of the biggest stories today, the announcement about the new Kindle Oasis. But there are some other interesting links to share: News of a new specification for USB-C cables, micropayments for newpapers and several interesting pieces on the internet and email sign-offs. In deals, there are bargains on Micro SD flash memory cards and several today-only deals from Kobo and Barnes and Noble.
Daily Links for Wednesday, April 13, 2016:
USB-IF battles malware and bad chargers with Type-C Authentication spec (Ars Technica) After the debacle with USB-C cables frying computers, this is a welcome change. Love to see this for all cables and chargers.
THE SECRET RULES OF THE INTERNET: The murky history of moderation, and how it’s shaping the future of free speech (The Verge) Very interesting piece….
What “XOXO” Really Means: A guide to interpreting e-mail sign-offs (New Yorker) Amusing guide to navigating that pesky part of deciding what the email sig means.
The Winnipeg Free Press’ bet on micropayments will generate about $100,000 in revenue this year (Nieman Lab) Interesting look at what one paper has learned about micropayments.
Google Calendar for Android and iOS will intelligently find a time for your personal goals (9 to 5 Google) This is such a great idea! Great motivation to do what is important to us on a personal satisfaction level.
Deals of the Day:
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Lower Your Taxes – BIG TIME! 2015 Edition: Wealth Building, Tax Reduction Secrets from an IRS Insider by Sandy Botkin for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Somebody Like You: A Novel by Beth K. Vogt for $1.99.
Today only (April 13, 2016), there is a one day special on the NOOK version of LIFE Unseen: Johnny Cash: An Illustrated Biography With Rare and Never-Before-Seen Photographs. Now Only $7.98 (Regularly $29.95). Today is also the last day for the coupon special where you can get $15 off when you spend over $50. Details and coupon code here.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Midnight Crossroad – A Novel of Midnight, Texas (Book #1) by Sookie Stackhouse series author Charlaine Harris for $1.99.
It is the last day for 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 at the Kobo store.
(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.