Daily Links and Deals: States win the right to limit municipal broadband, beating FCC in court

daily_links_1Today, states win the right to limit municipal broadband. Also, a look at how question-based headlines are perceived, new IFTTT integration, a guide to selling your Android phone or tablet, and a new feature allows you to share notes and highlights on Goodreads. In deals, a great price on the Instant Pot 6-in-1 cooker.

Daily Links for Wednesday, August 10, 2016:

Readers perceive question-based headlines more negatively, study shows (Journolism.co.uk) Is it clickbait just because it’s phrased in the form of a question?

Selling your Android phone or tablet: The ultimate guide (Android Central) As new phones are hitting the market, a lot of people are opting to upgrade and sell their old one. Here’s a guide to help.

States win the right to limit municipal broadband, beating FCC in court (Ars Technica) IMHO, this is a huge win for  telecommunications corporations and a huge loss for the people.

IFTTT enables third-party developers to integrate the service into their products (Tech Hive) Built in support for IFTTT will add a lot of flexibility for users of the service.

You Can Now Share Your Kindle Notes and Highlights via Goodreads (The Digital Reader) I have somewhat mixed feelings about this,,, While it could be useful in writing reviews, it sounds like it is defaulting to on for sharing from books you’ve shelved.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Black Prism (Lightbringer Book 1) by Brent Weeks and Frankenstein: Prodigal Son: A Novel by Dean Koontz and Kevin J. Anderson.

In Today’s Deals, you can get the Instant Pot  6-in-1 Programmable Pressure Cooker for $69.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Perfectly Broken by Robert Burke Warren. The Romance Daily Find is Saddled and Spurred (Blacktop Cowboys Series #2) by Lorelei James.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson. The Extra Daily Deal is Body Switches by Barbara G.Tarn.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Sisterhood Everlasting (Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants) by Ann Brashares.

Google Books has a selection of Summer Travel Sale books.

(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.

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