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App.net: A social network made possible by Facebook and Twitter

Newly funded App.net may be in its infancy, but it's already attracting a slew of developers vexed by increasingly restrictive policies at the big social networks.

By Aug. 17, 2012


App.net: 'Plumbing' for social apps, not Twitter rival (podcast)

CNET's Larry Magid talks with App.net founder Dalton Caldwell about his ambitious project to create an ad-free, open platform for the sort of third-party social apps Twitter once allowed but now discourages.

By Aug. 15, 2012


App.net will begin paying out $20K monthly to app developers

Alternative social network plans to reward developers who build apps using its APIs based on user feedback.

By Sep. 27, 2012


App.net hits $500K funding goal nearly two days early

Alternative social network achieves crowd-funding goal after a last-minute push for pledges from new sponsors.

By Aug. 12, 2012


Correction: App.net hits $500K funding goal nearly two days early

An earlier version of this report misstated how the funds were raised. Kickstarter was not used.

By Aug. 12, 2012


App.net's push for renewals starts with free accounts

The experimental social service eagerly hopes to attract a larger audience before early backers are asked to renew their subscriptions.

By Feb. 25, 2013


Developers slam Twitter's new restrictions on access

The relationship started well, but after six years it's soured, and social-media developers are crying foul after Twitter announced new restrictions this week.

By Aug. 18, 2012


LinkedIn suffers site outage due to 'DNS issue'

The business networking site's home page is replaced by a domain sales page for about an hour.

By Jun. 19, 2013


Windows 8, Google+, Bluetooth: My geeky 2013 resolutions

Crave's Eric Mack resolves to be a better geek in the New Year, and he's made four big promises to make sure he doesn't disappoint himself, or his Wi-Fi router, in 2013.

By Jan. 1, 2013


Twitter's new credo: Follow the money

Twitter is now fully engaged in becoming a company that Wall Street and its lenders will admire for more than its free flow of tweets and hashtags.

By Aug. 23, 2012