The alternative and developer-friendly social network cuts all full-time staff members but plans to “continue to operate normally on an indefinite basis.”
The experimental social service eagerly hopes to attract a larger audience before early backers are asked to renew their subscriptions.
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.
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The company hosts two simultaneous Portathons, asking BlackBerry and Android developers to port their previously written applications to BlackBerry 10.
The tech giant is in talks with record companies to license music for a service that would compete with Pandora, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.
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.
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.