Today, a story on some really useful extensions for Chrome. Also, you can send a friend a Netflix playlist, there’s a new version of an old Nintendo, and some interesting ebook statistics on Romance Novels. In deals, you can find an Insanity Max DVD set, savings on Yamaha musical instruments and the complete Blu-ray set of Irwin Allen’s Lost in Space.
Daily Links for Monday, July 18, 2016:
Netflix launches ‘Flixtape’ playlists you can send to friends and lovers (The Next Web) This idea is so much better than rattling off a list over the phone like I usually do…..
Comcast expands $10 low-income Internet plan (Ars Technica) The communications giant adds 10Mbps broadband for low-income adults without kids.
5 essential Google Drive extensions for Chrome (PC World) All of these look really, really helpful if you use a chrome browser.
Surprise: Nintendo’s next console is the NES [Updated] (Ars Technica) I’ve seen these retro sets before, and for the true aficionado of the originals, they just don’t measure up. I also bet my puzzle favorites are not part of the mix.
Romance Makes up 4% of Print, and 45% of eBook Sales (The Digital Reader) This study confirms what we already knew: Romance readers have gone for ebooks in a big way.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Shaun T’s INSANITY MAX:30 Base Kit – DVD Workout. Also, a selection of Yamaha Musical Instruments (including guitars, keyboards and more) and Lost in Space: The Complete Series on Blu-ray.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is All the Presidents’ Gardens: Madison’s Cabbages to Kennedy’s Roses–How the White House Grounds Have Grown with America by Marta McDowell. The Romance Daily Find is Perfect Chemistry (Perfect Chemistry Series #1) by Simone Elkeles.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Best Recipes in the World by Mark Bittman.
Google has a Scorching Summer Romance 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.)
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.