Today, Twitter has a problem with its censorship policy and they need to sort it out. Also, Microsoft buys LinkedIn, there’s a big security flaw in Facebook Messenger and there’s a new app that wants to be the Instagram of books. In Deals, $150 off a Roomba and get $ off Amazon devices included the Alexa-enabled Tap and Fire TV.
Daily Links for Monday, June 13, 2016:
Security researcher: Anyone can see links you share using Facebook Messenger (PC World) Private links publicly viewable… What’s wrong with this picture?
Microsoft buys LinkedIn for $26.2 billion (ZD Net) This should be interesting….
Twitter Can’t Figure Out Its Censorship Policy (Motherboard) In the light of hate crimes like Orlando, Twitter needs to figure this out pretty quickly.
Citigroup is suing AT&T for using one of the most common words in the English language (Quartz) And this is why we really need trademark law reform.
New App, Litsy, Aims To Be the Instagram of Books (Publishers Weekly) It will be interesting to see if this can actually be a real book discussion destination, rather than just a place to pitch books.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes the excellent Multiple Wounds by Alan Russell for $1.99.
In Today’s Deals, a sale on the iRobot Roomba 870 Vacuum Cleaning Robot.
Amazon is having a huge sale on devices! For a limited time, here’s what you can find:
- Amazon Tap: The Amazon Tap, the Alexa enabled portable speaker with Bluetooth is only $109.99. ($20 off regular price.)
- Kindles: The basic Kindle e-reader is only $59.99, the Kindle Paperwhite is $99.99 and the Kindle for Kids Bundle is $79.99.
- Fire Tablet savings: Fire 7 Tablet for only $39.00, Fire HD 6 for $69.99,Fire HD 10 for $179.99, and Fire Kid’s Edition, $79.99.
- Fire TV: Get $15 off the Fire TV, the Fire TV Gaming edition, and theFire TV with HD Antenna bundle. (The Fire TVs are also Alexa enabled.)
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The New Age of Adventure: Ten Years of Great Writing by John Rasmus for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is The American Heiress by Dorothy Eden for $1.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is Windfallen by Jojo Moyes for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Frost Maiden’s Kiss: The True Love Brides (Book 3) by Claire Delacroix for $1.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes two Inspector Devlin mysteries by Brian McGilloway, The Rising and The Nameless Dead. (99 cents each.)
Google has a selection of Epic Sci-Fi & Fantasy that includes some Star Trek Voyager novelizations. 🙂
(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.)
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