Daily Links and Deals – Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle’s clout

daily_links_1Today, a look at the Kindle’s role in making Amazon the most innovative tech company. Also, how the Chromebook with Android might be an unbeatable combination, a different look at fair use, and stories on how we use information and the internet’s favorite book. In deals, savings on Rosetta Stone software, Micro SD cards and $10 off the Fire for Kids bundle.

Daily Links for Monday, May 23, 2016:

How to find wisdom in the age of information (The Next Web) We hear a lot about information overload. But how well do we incorporate that information into our lives and what’s the relationship between mere information and actual wisdom?

Chromebook + Android apps = Trouble for Windows PCs (ZD Net)  If you haven’t tried a Chromebook, this may sound like hyperbole. Both if you live most of your life online (browsing, cloud storage), you’ll find very few things you can’t do with one. Adding Android apps would make for an unbeatable connection.

What is the Internet’s Favorite Book? (Priceonomics) From the Hunger Games to Harry Potter. everyone has an opinion on their favorite. What’s the collective’s opinion?

Fair Use Needs To Be Protected & All Abusers Need To Be Punished (Torrent Freak) For all the stories we hear about copyright takedowns of material that is genuinely fair use, we forget that there are people out there abusing the process too.

New subscription service Circle Go lets parents manage kids’ devices outside the home (Techcrunch) As our children are getting more and more tech at a younger age, setting limits on tech use outside the home may be really important.

 I salvaged my shattered iPhone with a ‘Band-Aid’ screen cover (Engadget) Well, at least temporarily….

Why Amazon is the king of innovation: Kindle’s clout (ZD Net)  An argument that Amazon is the most innovative tech company around and why.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Lost Concerto by Helaine Mario for 99 cents.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 65% off Rosetta Stone Power Pack sets. There are also some deals on several brands of Micro SD cards. For a limited time, you can also get $10 off the Kindle for Kids Bundle.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is over 70 Jughead comics for 99 cents each. The Romance Daily Find is River Rising by Dorothy Garlock for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuire for $1.99. The Extra Daily Deal is The Ending Series: The Complete Series by Lindsey Fairleigh, Lindsey Pogue for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Book of Strange by Michael Faber for $1.99.

(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.

Daily Links and Deals: Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case

daily_links_1Today, The Supreme Court declined to hear the Google Books case, Tidal is getting sued, we are getting 360 video and Amazon is starting to unbundle its Prime subscription. In deals, we have Belkin surge protectors, Cuisinart grills and Fire Tablet  and Kindle deals.

Daily Links for Monday, April 18, 2016:

Android VS iOS: How They Compare (Tab Times) Nice comparison of the two systems.

Jay Z, Tidal & Kanye West sued for misstatements about ‘The Life of Pablo’ exclusivity (Techcrunch) In an age where every service is offering something different and exclusive, we may be seeing more of this kind of story in the tech world.

Amazon has built a subscription launchpad with Amazon Prime (Techcrunch)  Amazon Prime can now be bought by the month and so can Amazon Prime Video.  This article talks about what Amazon may really be trying to accomplish with the move.

Fair use prevails as Supreme Court rejects Google Books copyright case (Ars Technica) Agree or disagree – at least it is over!

YouTube introduces live 360 video, the gateway drug to virtual reality (The Verge) Here we go. The beginning of experiencing the world without leaving your house.

Google Play Music officially has podcasts for the Web and Android (The Next Web) Be aware that you probably won’t see all of your favorite podcast. It’s not on iOS yet. Google’s terms say they do not sharing revenue with podcasters, so a lot of people passed on enrolling.

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s selection of Kindle Daily Deals includes The Clockwork Scarab and The Spiritglass Charade, the first two books in the Stoker & Holmes YA series by Colleen Gleason for $1.99 each. There is plenty of vampire hunting and mystery solving for the protagonists who happen to be the sister of Bram Stoker and the neice of Sherlock Holmes.

In Today’s Deals, get up to 60% off select Belkin surge protectors, up to 60% off select Cuisinart Grilling products and a  SINGER 3232 Simple Sewing Machine with Automatic Needle Threader.

Amazon is still offering savings on the Fire HD 6, deals on pre-owned Fire tablets and savings of $15 on a Fire Essentials Bundle. I am also still seeing the option for 5 payments of $58 for the Kindle Oasis pre-order.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is The Weird World of Words: A Guided Tour by Mitchell Symons for $2.99. The Romance Daily Find is The Rogue’s Proposal (House of Trent Series #2) by Jennifer Haymore for $2.99.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Killing Game by Toni Anderson for $99 cents.

LAST DAY! Select Romantic Times winners & nominees are on sale for under $3 at the Kobo store until April 18, 2016.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Throwback Special by Chris Bachelder for $2.99.

Google has a limited time promotion that includes some interesting cookbooks, including BabyCakes: Vegan, (Mostly) Gluten-Free, and (Mostly) Sugar-Free Recipes from New York’s Most Talked-About Bakery by  Erin McKenna for $1.99. (Also at Amazon, Barnes and Noble)

(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.