Daily Links and Deals: Libraries and Rural Broadband

daily_links_1Daily Links for Thursday, November 30,  2016:

Google’s training AI to catch diabetic blindness before it’s too late (Engadget) This is a great use of technology to solve a serious medical issue.

Tumblr finally makes SSL connections the default for new blogs (Techcrunch) Nice to know that I can finally re-blog cat memes in relative safety, LOL!

Sling TV is launching a cloud DVR next month (The Verge) Sling TV is upping the game to compete with Playstation Vue and DirectTV Now.

This Android malware is hacking into your Google account to install apps (Mashable) Um…. More than a million accounts have been breached by this “gooligan”.

Libraries and Rural Broadband (Benton Foundation) Interesting article that shows the important role of libraries in helping with internet access in rural areas.

Microsoft Word Viewer has just a year to live (discontinued in November, 2017) (Liliputing) I will be sad to see this one go. This has been a genuinely helpful program.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes Labyrinth Lost (Brooklyn Brujas Book 1) by Zoraida Cordova.

In Today’s Deals, get 40% Off Select Security Cameras.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is Narconomics: How to Run a Drug Cartel by Tom Wainwright. The Romance Daily Find is Reckless in Texas by Kari Lynn Dell.

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

Kobo’s Daily Deal is One Touch of Topaz by Iris Johansen. The Extra Daily Deal is Saga of the God-Touched Mage (Vol 1-8) by Ron Collins for $3.99.

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 still out of stock until early 2017.)

iTunes’ Great Books, Amazing Deals includes Black Chalk by Christopher J Yates.

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.

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