Daily Archives: September 12, 2011

Gowalla, the location-based service that competes with Foursquare and others, has announced a major shift in direction – adding city guides to its product and moving on from its founding concept of check-ins.

Josh Williams, Gowalla co-founder and chief executive, unveiled the revamped service at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco on Monday. Read more

The sacking of Carol Bartz last week made theatre of the most superior kind. Watching the former chief executive of Yahoo go down spitting obscenities was exhilarating in an immediate sort of way, but it also confirmed at least four of my most deeply held prejudices about life, work and language.

Continue reading: “Bartz flubs her lines as she leaves the Yahoo stage”

Tech news from around the web:

Amazon is in discussions with book publishers about a Netflix-style service for digital books, in which customers would pay an annual fee to access a library of content, the Wall Street Journal reports. Amazon would offer book publishers a fee for participating in the service, sources told the WSJ. Read more