Daily Links and Deals: iPod marks its 15th birthday in a changed world

daily_links_1Yesterday was the 15th anniversary of the release of the iPod. Today, we look at the the world has changed since then. Also, Mobipocket is turning off the lights, a new app that tracks runners and a case study on how the public domain may be a little more malleable than we thought. In deals, vacuums, survival gear, UPS systems and waterproof bluetooth speakers.

Daily Links for Monday, October 24,  2016:

Mobipocket to Turn Off Its Website and Servers on 31 October (The Digital Reader) Close the covers on your Kindles and bow your head in a moment of silence, please.

Copyright and Metropolis (Plagiarism Today) Once something is in the public domain, it’s there forever, right? No, not exactly.

Road ID App Let’s You Keep Tabs on Your Loved Ones When They Are Out Running (Digital Trends) This is a really great idea for an app.

iPod marks its 15th birthday in a changed world (Engadget) In a streaming, always connected world, dedicated music players are not a niche product, if not one that is soon to be to be a part of the past. But its role was an important one.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes sever novels by Laurie R. King including A Monstrous Regiment of Women: A Novel of Suspense Featuring Mary Russell and Sherlock Holmes.

In Today’s Deals, the Hoover Linx BH50010 Cordless Stick Vacuum Cleaner, LifeStraw or Survival Gear Plus essentials, a CyberPower BRG1500AVRLCD UPS Mini Tower, and the Sharkk ²O Bluetooth Speaker Waterproof Speaker Submersible Portable Speakers IP67 Outdoor Weatherproof Wireless Shower Speaker.

For Prime members, the Prime Deal of the Day is a Moto G (4th Generation) – Black – 16 GB – Unlocked with Lockscreen Offers & Ads.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Bones Will Speak by Carrie Stuart Parks. The Romance Daily Find is Some Like It Wicked by Carole Mortimer.

Barnes and Noble also has a selection of NOOK Books Under $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Beasts Inside (The Purgatory Series, Books 1-4) by Cynthia Eden. The Extra Daily Deal is Secret Daughter: A Novel by Shilpi Somaya Gowda.

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 November 1, 2016.)

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Useless Bay by M. J. Beaufrand.

Google Books has a selection of Big Deals.

(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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