Dalton Caldwell

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

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

Twitter Does A Lot Of Different Things For Different People, Deal With It

Today, Dalton Caldwell, founder of things that have pivoted called out Twitter in a blog post for, well...pivoting. <a target="_blank" href="http://daltoncaldwell.com/twitter-is-pivoting">His post</a>

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-

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

App.net’s Dalton Caldwell Turned Down A Facebook Acqui-Hire Offer Before Rebooting His Company

So here's the real story behind App.net founder Dalton Caldwell's plans to build a new, open API framework for developers to build off of. According to him, Facebook pressured him into selling his com

Andreessen Horowitz Isn't Hedging its Bets with Picplz and Instagram; It Has Picked Picplz

<img class="alignleft size-medium wp-image-243153" title="bachelor" src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/bachelor.jpg?w=300" alt="" width="300" height="225" /></a>It's a strict rule in