Daily Links: Karma revamps unlimited data plan in response to heavy users

daily_links_1Daily Links for Monday, January 18, 2016:

Karma revamps unlimited data plan in response to heavy users (The Verge) – Remember the hotspot throttling? Well, the speed is back, but with a catch….

How Slate, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg fight ad blocking (Digiday) – How are publishers trying to fight ad blocking?

Spain Forces Senior Citizens to Choose Between Writing Income, and Their Pensions (The Digital Reader) – Make a little extra money and lose your pension? Deeply disturbing story.

Judge says Facebook tagging violates protective orders (Engadget) – If this becomes a precedent, this could be a game changer.

eBook Use Up 31% in Russia (The Digital Reader) – What do the numbers say about the readers? And can we trust them?

Deals of the Day:

Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes Divergent (Divergent Series #1) by Veronica Roth and David Balducci’s Absolute Power, each for $1.99.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is also Divergent (Divergent Series #1) by Veronica Roth for $1.99.  The Romance Daily Find is Breaking Her Rules: Beyond the Cage by Jennifer Snow for 99 cents.

Kobo’s Daily Deal is Dawn of Dragons: The Complete Trilogy by Daniel Arenson for $2.99.

iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes The Twelfth Card by Jeffery Deaver 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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.

Daily Links: Libraries may be contributing to decline in e-book sales

daily_links_1Daily Links for day, January 8, 2016:

Libraries may be contributing to decline in e-book sales (Greenwich Time) – Lots of speculation, but, um… facts, please?

Want to buy a data plan? There’s a Microsoft app—and SIM card—for that (Ars Technica) – There is a new way for Microsoft users to get online with Windows 10.

Cutting the Cord This Year? Here’s How to Save Money on Internet Service – (Mediashift) – It is all about knowing the options!

Karma is cutting the speeds of its unlimited data plan (The Verge) -A lot of people are going to be angry about this. I was actually considering one of these until this change….

Deals of the Day:

The Amazon’s Kindle Daily Deal includes a selection of books for $1.99 each.

The Barnes and Noble Nook Daily Find is No Excuses Fitness: The 30-Day Plan to Tone Your Body and Supercharge Your Health by Donovan Green for $2.99.   The Romance Daily Find is The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord for $2.99.

The Kobo Daily Deal is  Defiant by Kris Kennedy for 99 cents. Kobo is also offering a New Reads for the New Year! Buy One, Get One FREE deal and one for 30% Off Sale on Select eBook Box Sets with Promo Code: BOX30. Both deals are valid through 1/11/16.

Google Books has an up to 80% off deal on first books in series deal in the Play Store. It includes books like 50 Shades of Gray, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and more.

(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 and on the Google Plus eBook Evangelist Page.