In today’s stories, Deezer brings it’s streaming service to the US, at a price. Also, Farmers are still fighting copyright for the right to repair their tractors, the FCC won’t stop free channel blackouts, and the government is finally starting to shut down tech support scammers. In deals, there’s a large selection of Amazon covers on sale today in their device accessories sale. Also, deals on an X-Files Blu-ray set and Mr. Beams motion sensor lights.
Daily Links for Wednesday, July 20, 2016:
Deezer’s music streaming service comes to the U.S., but without a free option (PC World) The lack of a free tier, especially in a the crowded US market, may give this service a disadvantage.
Farmers Are Still Fighting For The Right To Fix Their Own Tractors (Jalapnik) When you think of repairing machinery, copyright infringement is the last thing you’d think would be an obstacle, right? What is John Deere thinking?
Cable blackouts of “free” TV channels won’t be stopped by FCC (Ars Technica) Let’s see: It’s not okay to blackout sports, but you can blackout local free TV? Huh?
Feds shut down tech support scammers, freeze assets (Computer World) This is one of the most common scams, especially for the elderly, and I am glad to see that law enforcement is beginning to address this.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Last Breath: A Sherry Moore Novel by George D. Shuman.
In Today’s Deals, Amazon is featuring a large selection of Amazon Device Accessories (mostly covers and screen protectors) at significant savings. Also, The X-Files: Complete Series Collector’s Set + The Event Bundle on Blu-ray and savings on select Mr. Beams Motion-Sensor Lights.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar. The Romance Daily Find is Brush of Wings by Karen Kingsbury.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles.
Google Books has a Hot Book 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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