App.net

  • API, ShmAPI: App.net Still Has Many Difficulties To Overcome If It Wants To Beat Twitter

    API, ShmAPI: App.net Still Has Many Difficulties To Overcome If It Wants To Beat Twitter

    With Thursday’s Twitter API changes, App.net could not have gotten better news. Suddenly, Dalton Caldwell’s vision of a subscription-based Twitter clone seems quite clever. Yet, when it comes to creating a competitor to such an ubiquitous service, App.net now has to face many challenges. Most of them will be very hard to overcome — even harder than reaching its $500,000… Read More

  • IHave50Dollars Is An App.net For People With $50

    IHave50Dollars Is An App.net For People With $50

    Do you have $50? Do you trust strangers with it? Do you like paying for evanescent access to a service you may never use? Then App.net IHave50Dollars.com is the site for you. Not everyone has $50 they’re willing to push down a rat-hole in hopes of access to a social media service based on a promise by a man with a proven track record in being compellingly earnest on camera, but if you… Read More

  • App.net Reaches Its $500k Funding Goal With 38 Hours To Spare

    App.net Reaches Its $500k Funding Goal With 38 Hours To Spare

    App.net, Dalton Caldwell’s audacious Twitter clone, just reached its $500,000 funding goal on Kickstarter with almost two days to spare. Just a few days ago, it looked unlikely that Caldwell’s user and developer supported ad-free Twitter clone would reach its funding goal. A last-minute push of new sponsors, though, just pushed App.net past its funding goal. The project currently… Read More

  • Scott Weiss Replaces Marc Andreessen On The Board Of Dalton Caldwell’s Mixed Media Labs

    Scott Weiss Replaces Marc Andreessen On The Board Of Dalton Caldwell’s Mixed Media Labs

    In a bit of fallout from Dalton Caldwell’s decision to refocus his company App.net on building a real-time social platform, as well his subsequent open letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticizing the company’s “bad-faith” acquisition practices, investor Marc Andreessen is leaving the startup’s board. Andreessen will be replaced on the board of Mixed Media… Read More