Today, a story about the lock-down of Olympic hashtags. Also, Dropbox releases an Evernote alternative, 1Password is moving to subscription and Comcast says you should pay not to get tracked. In deals, a cute accent chair and deals on Fire Tablets and the Kobo Glo HD.
Daily Links for Thursday, August 4, 2016:
Dropbox launches Paper in open beta, releases Android and iOS apps (ZD Net)The app includes features that make it a alternative to Evernote, Google Docs and more.
1Password debuts $3/month consumer subscription plan (Computer World) I am a little unclear about the justification for the price. LastPass is $12 a year….
Comcast supports higher prices for customers who want Web privacy (Ars Technica) Comcast says that “FCC rules shouldn’t determine whether customers make ‘good choices.’ ”
Who can’t tweet about #Rio2016? (BBC) This story has been making the rounds for the last few days on how the Olympic Committee is trying to stoop brands from so-called “ambush marketing.” Now, a Carpet Cleaner Sues For Its Right to Tweet About the Olympics (Gizmodo), so we will see where this goes.
Deals of the Day:
In Today’s Deals, Vivon Comfort Foam, Stylish Accent Furniture Chair, Swan, Red by Zinus. Amazon also has the Fire HD 6 (my favorite Fire tablet) for $69.99. The Fire HD 10 Tablet on sale for $50 off.
Kobo’s Daily Deal is The Poison Artist by Jonathan Moore. The Extra Daily Deal is The Lazarus Moment A Delta Force Unleashed Thriller, Book #3 by J. Robert Kennedy.
Last day: Kobo is also having a sale on the Kobo Glo HD: Only $99.99 with free shipping through August 4th. (Note: Kobo is coming out with a new model in mid-August.)
iTunes’ Weekly Bestsellers Under $4 includes Once We Were Brothers by Ronald H. Balson.
Google Books is having a Summer Travel Sale.
(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.)
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