Today, a look at the troubled stated of Barnes and Noble and what the chain’s demise would mean for the book world. Also, Ticketmaster lost a class action suit and is giving out free tickets and discounts, Netflix changed its logo (gasp!) and much more. In deals, there is a Black and Decker Flex vacuum and a Heather Graham ebook boxed set on sale.
Daily Links for Tuesday, June 21, 2016:
Ticketmaster Is Giving Out Millions of Free Tickets (Here’s How to Get Yours)… (Digital Music News) If you bought tickets online form Ticketmaster you may have some discounts and freebies coming….
Pulp Friction: If Barnes & Noble goes out of business, it’ll be a disaster for book lovers.(New Republic) A look at what the book world would be like without Barnes and Noble.
Netflix just changed its icon [Updated] (The Next Web) And here is an article on why we react the way we do when Netflix and Instagram change their logo.
PlayStation Vue is now available on Roku (The Verge) Yay! More choice for cord-cutters. Since I didn’t like Sling TV, I have been wanting to try this one on my Roku.
US Ad Blocking to Jump by Double Digits This Year (eMarketer) Ad blocking is not going away, no matter what publishers want.
New Google Prompt two-factor authentication method is built into Android, available on iOS (9 to 5 Google) Google is making 2FA much easier to use… and safer.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters Series Volume 1: Phantom Evil\Heart of Evil\Sacred Evil\The Evil Inside (Heather Graham Krewe of Hunters Series Box-Set) for $4.99.
In Today’s Deals, a BLACK & DECKER BDH2020FLFH MAX Lithium Flex Vacuum with Stick Vacuum Floor Head and Pet Hair Brush.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Cashelmara by Susan Howatch for $1.99. The Romance Daily Find is Seduce Me in Dreams (Three Worlds Series #1) by Jacquelyn Frank for 99 cents.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The 6th Extinction: A Sigma Force Novel by James Rollins for $3.99. The Extra Daily Deal is Timeless Fracture by Thaddaeus Alexander for $2.99.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes My Life Deleted by Scott Bolzan for $1.99.
Google has a Limited-Time Deals promotion.
(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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