App.net

App.net, the ambitious project to build a better Twitter, is finally dead

Aiming for the stars and not quite making it, the ambitious App.net has finally officially shut down. Its timely rise and fall comes as highly symbolic asĀ its once rival, Twitter, continues to strugg

App.net Launches Broadcasts, Push-Based Custom Newsletters Engineered For Mobile

App.net is fairly well-known for reinventing itself. The whole point of the business, according to founder and CEO Dalton Caldwell, is to take its core API and show what can be done with that with pro

The Internet: We’re Doing It Wrong

This week Facebook's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2011/06/25/facebooks-ban-bot-leaves-some-developers-baffled-and-angry/">ban-bot went berserk</a>; Github went <a target="_blank" href="http://

Ad-Free Social Platform App.net Raises Another $2.5M From Andreessen Horowitz

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.app.net">App.net,</a> the social platform created in response to the ad-driven consumer social networks (<a target="_blank" href="http://daltoncaldwell.com/what-twi

Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan

<a target="_blank" href="http://join.app.net">App.net</a>, the project that emerged from founder Dalton Caldwell's desire to build a social platform that wasn't driven by advertising, is adding its fi

Want To Read App.net Status Messages In The Official Twitter App? Here’s How With Apparchy

The great thing about San Francisco is that it's a small town in size. As I was walking to the office today I walked by <a target="_blank" href="https://twitter.com/stevestreza">Steve Streza</a> of <a

App.net Launches A Directory For App.net Apps. Apps!

It's been a few months since App.net <a target="_blank" href="http://daltoncaldwell.com/we-did-it">launched its new social platform</a>, and the company has gotten some <a href="https://beta.techcrunc

Tapbots Founder Paul Haddad On App.net, Netbot, And What Twitter’s New API Means For Tweetbot

App.net, the Dalton Caldwell startup that pivoted from being essentially an About.me for apps, and towards being a paid Twitter alternative, today got a boost on the software side thanks to the introd

App.net Now Has 20,000 Users, Drops Its Price From $50 To $36 Per Year, Introduces A $5 Per Month Plan

<a target="_blank" href="http://join.app.net">App.net</a> just <a target="_blank" href="http://blog.app.net/blog/2012/10/01/app-net-pricing-changes/">announced</a> some price changes to its Twitter-li

App.net Will Start Paying Developers $20K A Month To Be Part Of Its Ecosystem, Beginning October 1

After <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/12/app-net-reaches-its-500k-funding-goal-with-38-hours-to-spare/">raising $500,000</a> to create an ad-free social platform for developers six weeks

7-Weeks In, Dalton Caldwell’s App.net Gets First Dedicated iOS App, Passes 17,500 Users

Back in July, Dalton Caldwell (of imeem and picplz fame) <a target="_blank" href="http://daltoncaldwell.com/an-audacious-proposal">announced an "audacious"</a> goal: To create a better, developer-and-

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

With Thursday's Twitter <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/16/twitter-gives-developers-6-months-to-properly-display-tweet-use-new-authentication-and-rate-limts/">API</a> <a href="https://bet

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 <s><a target="_blank" href="https://join.app.net">App.net</a></s> <a targ

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

<a target="_blank" href="http://App.net">App.net</a>, Dalton Caldwell's <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/07/13/app-net-dalton-caldwell-twitter-feed/">audacious</a> Twitter clone, just <a targ

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 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.app.net">App.net </a>on building a real-time social platform, as well his subsequent <a t