Daily Links for Wednesday, October 12, 2016:
Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram surveillance tool was used to arrest Baltimore protestors (The Verge) Very disturbing use of technology.
Comcast fined $2.3 million by FCC for “negative option billing” practices (Ars Technica) Ah, Comcast. If you have ever argued with them over a bill, you know that getting them to take responsibility for accurate billing would be an amazing thing.
Dropbox rolls out PDF signing, iMessage integrations and picture-in-picture on iOS (Techcrunch) New features for the iOS app are geared towards the needs of corporate users.
How One Outrageous Law Turned the Samsung Phone Recall Into a Disaster (Gizmodo) Huh? Brands have to agree to the language used during a product recall?
New York Public Library Digitizes 137 Years of New York City Directories (NYPL) Want the address of someone who lived in New York City in 1786? These are a fascinating glimpse into history.
Choose A Book And Read To Your Barber, He’ll Take A Little Money Off The Top (NPR) What a great idea to get kids reading!
Deals of the Day:
Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Day of the Triffids (RosettaBooks Into Film Book 24) by John Wyndham. (Great post-apocalyptic classic!)
In Today’s Deals, the Silhouette Cameo — Starter Bundle cutting machine.
The Echo is now available in white. There is also an All-New Echo Dot (2nd Generation) which will be available in both black and white and retails for $49.99. The Dot is also being offering in a “Buy 5, get 1 free” six-pack and a ““Buy 10, get 2 free” twelve-pack”. The new Echo Dot will be released on October 20, 2016.
The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is a trio of Books by Robert Goolrick for $1.99 each The Romance Daily Find is discounted pricing on all four books in D.L. McDermott’s sexy Cold Iron paranormal romance series.
Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Cinderella Murder: An Under Suspicion Novel by Mary Higgins Clark, Alafair Burke. The Extra Daily Deal is The Worth Series Boxed Set (Books 1-3) by Mara Jacobs.
Currently, you can save up to 90% on select titles in the Idiot Guides series. Also, a selection of titles called Romance On The Ice for $4.99 or Less until October Until October 31st.
There is also a selection of Great Reads Under $5 and Bargain Reads in Fiction, in Mystery and other genres. The Kobo Aura One (and the Aura Edition 2 e-readers are now available for order at the Kobo store. (The Aura One is out of stock until October 14, 2016.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Drinking Coffee Elsewhere: Stories by ZZ Packer.
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.)
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.