Daily Links and Deals: Paying to Have and Not to Hold

daily_links_1Today. a look at why we pay more to access content we don’t own (and, no, its not all about inconvenience).  Also, Spotify refused to give up its free tier, Microsoft revamps Paint, how to fix the glitches in your Moto G phone and news about the Wayback Machine. In deals, fashion watches, cookware and vacuums.

Daily Links for Wednesday, October 26,  2016:

Spotify: You’d have to pry free tier from our cold, dead hands (CNET) Totally agree with this. As the wife of a musician, I’ve seen how important these services are in preventing piracy and helping discoverability.

Paying to Have and Not to Hold (Slate) A fascinating look at why we pay more to less rights to digital goods like movies, books and other content. And surprisingly, corporate greed didn’t even make the list.

Microsoft’s Paint brings 3D creation to all, even in VR (CNET) What an update! It has 3D images and the ability to import scans. I can’t wait to try this!

Twenty glitches and bugs with the MOTO G, and how to fix them (Digital Trends) Amazon offering this phone as a Prime exclusive has helped its popularity, but the phone has a few issues this article helps with.

New Beta Releases Allows Users to Keyword Search Some Material Found in The Wayback Machine (Infodocket) Exciting news! This long-awaited feature, while still not perfect, add functionality to the looking at what the web used to be.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes How to Find Fulfilling Work (The School of Life) by Roman Krznaric.

In Today’s Deals, 50% off Fashion watches, including Fossil and Skagen.  Also, deals on Cuisinart cookware and  savings Makita XLC02RB1W 18V Compact Lithium-Ion Cordless Vacuum Kit with 2.0 Amp Battery.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is I’m Thinking of Ending Things by Iain Reid. The Romance Daily Find is Making the Play by T. J. Kline.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The White Tiger A Novel by Aravind Adiga. The Extra Daily Deal is Exit Strategy: A Katerina Carter Fraud Legal Thriller (Book 1) by Colleen Cross.

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 The Broken Ones by Sarah A. Denzil.

Google Books has a selection of Halloween Horror Sale with chills & thrills under $5.

(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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