Today, a look at why audio is better than print. Also, news on Google Fiber high speed wireless tests, calls for Congress to change the laws about municipal broadband, library roles in providing services for the homeless, and how Facebook may be the one to tip the scales in the ad blocker war. In deals, a Dyson cordless vacuum and savings on a selection of Nerf toys.
Daily Links for Thursday, August 11, 2016:
Google Fiber to test home wireless internet in up to 24 US areas (Engadget) High speed wireless is being tested, but you won’t have access to it yet.
Congress Should Support Community Broadband Networks, Advocates Say (Motherboard) While the FCC mulls what to after yesterday’s loss for municipal broadband rights is triggering calls for lawmakers to step in.
Why Audio Is Better Than Print (Digital Book World) We talk a lot about which format is better, ebooks or print. Here’s an opinion piece on audio versus print.
Public libraries are serving the homeless more than just books (Southern California Public Radio) The homeless bring special needs to the library that regular users don’t have.
How Facebook Could Change Ad Blocking (Plagiarism Today) Facebook’s tech expertise and sheer size may mean it is the only player that can force a change in the ad blocking battle.
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes books in the John Russell series by David Downing.
In Today’s Deals, a refurbished Dyson V6 Slim Cordless Vacuum and up to 50% off select NERF toys.
Also today, save $25 on the Kindle Voyage Essentials Bundle. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Last Summer of the Camperdowns: A Novel by Elizabeth Kelly. The Romance Daily Find is Taking Heart by T. J. Kline.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is True Believer by Nicholas Sparks. The Extra Daily Deal is DAKAR: The Savoi Affair by Lavina Giamusso.
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Young Elites by Marie Lu.
Google Books has a selection of Topsellers Under $10.
(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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