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Diaspora co-founder dies at 22, report says

Ilya Zhitomirskiy, a co-founder of the open-source social network, has died, according to a TechCrunch report.

By November 13, 2011


Diaspora about to hit $100,000 in donations

Four programmers have been raising money to build an open-source alternative to Facebook, and with Facebook's image under fire from both the press and the public, they've now raised an order of magnitude more than they intended to.

By May 13, 2010


Facebook has problems, Diaspora isn't one of them

Diaspora, a new "anti-Facebook" open-source social network, responds to Facebook's privacy problems, but will struggle for users if it remains overly complex.

By May 12, 2010


The open source Diaspora

What happens when open-source companies get bought by proprietary companies?

By September 19, 2007


'Anti-Facebook' project releases first batch of code

The Diaspora open-source project has made public its first code. But if open-source code drops in a social-networking forest does it make a sound?

By September 16, 2010


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 August 12, 2012


'Game of Thrones' math: How many dragons could a dire wolf eat?

Crave's Michael Franco puzzles out a "Game of Thrones" question that's been nagging him for as long as winter's been coming. How many Targaryen dragons would one Stark dire wolf need to eat to survive?

By March 14, 2014


RIM girds for big Super Bowl ad

Get ready for RIM's first-ever Super Bowl commercial.

By January 25, 2013


'Anti-Facebook' project nears launch

Can Diaspora, an open-source social networking project developed by NYU students, justify the hype it's received? Maybe, but it'll be tough.

By August 28, 2010


Facebook blocks contact-exporting tool

The social network has hobbled a Chrome extension that could move friends' contact information to Google+, but the programmer is working on a way around the restriction.

By July 5, 2011