Jan 13 2009
Kresley Cole is giving away a free Sony Reader. You need to pimp, post, and then be lucky.
- AAR Rachel interviews Julia Spencer Fleming, one of my favorite new to me mystery authors that Keishon has been dunning us to read for years. Keishon’s got good mystery taste even though I’m not quite over her Karin Slaughter recommendation. St. Martin’s Press had a free giveaway of Spencer’s first work earlier this year and it seeded my purchase of her books.
- Vick’s VapoRub can cause respiratory distress for children under two when applied directly under their tiny toddler nostrils. Ugh. Who knew.
- It sounds like the Billionaire Tycoon’s revenge, the plot of many a romance story. One company buys up stock secretly and corners the market. Upon release of the information of their share, the price of the stock shoots up and companies that bet against the stock lose their shirts. One ruined person commits suicide. Seriously. It sounds like a novel but its real life. Sadly.
- Longer fingers can mean many things (i.e., shoe size) but apparently it can also mean that they are more likely to be financially successful. So single ladies, look for men with long right fingers (longer than the index finger) and intelligence. You are bound to have a rich guy with good sperm.
- Sony is sitting on $1.1 billion of loss, a loss for the first time in 14 years. Not sure whether that will affect Sony’s investment in Digital Reading devices. Let’s hope not.
- Dell Mini 9, a netbook, is available for $99 with a 2 year cellular service plan from AT&T. The cost is $60. I pay $50 for my wireless card so that would be around $340 for the Dell Mini 9 over the course of two years. Not terrible. (Via Giz)
- Amazon loses its tax case with New York City. Until the case is appealed, Amazon will have to start charging sales tax on books sold in NY because any company that has more than $10,000 in revenue from affiliate outfits in the state is required to collect sales tax. We’ll see if Amazon changes its affiliate scheme or whether they’ll appeal.