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.
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.
Alternative social network plans to reward developers who build apps using its APIs based on user feedback.
Alternative social network achieves crowd-funding goal after a last-minute push for pledges from new sponsors.
An earlier version of this report misstated how the funds were raised. Kickstarter was not used.
The experimental social service eagerly hopes to attract a larger audience before early backers are asked to renew their subscriptions.
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.
The business networking site's home page is replaced by a domain sales page for about an hour.
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.
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.