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Buffer becomes the first app in Apple's iOS App Store to support App.net

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The social update scheduling service Buffer became the first company to release an app onto Apple’s iOS App Store supporting the new real-time communication platform App.net. The notice was posted on the service by App.net founder Dalton Caldwell. Buffer recently announced that it was supporting App.net on the service, which we...
Buffer becomes the first app in Apple's iOS App Store to support App.net

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

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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 company, rather than competing with the social network’s newly released App Center. In an open letter to...
App.net's Dalton Caldwell Turned Down A Facebook Acqui-Hire Offer Before Rebooting His Company

App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

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Since its inception, App.net has been working hard to improve its growing platform, giving all of its paid users a 10GB bucket of cloud storage and opening up its File API so devs could use the data stored there. Today, folks wanting in on the fledgling social platform can...
App.net goes gratis, announces invitation-only free accounts

Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service

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App.net has so far raised nearly $800,000 in membership fees with the promise that it will be a non-commercial, user and developer-friendly version of Twitter. It's off to a good start, with early adopters enthusiastically kicking the tires of App.net's alpha service and (perhaps more importantly) its API. But there...
Understanding App.net: It's Microblogging As a Service
Take your photos and go home: Instagram competitor PicPlz shutting down
How a fake Justin Bieber "sextorted" hundreds of girls through Facebook

Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan

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App.net, the project that emerged from founder Dalton Caldwell’s desire to build a social platform that wasn’t driven by advertising, is adding its first free option today. Given Caldwell’s emphasis on creating a product that people are actually willing to pay for, this might seem like a step backwards, or...
Ad-free Social Platform App.net Goes Freemium With Free, Invite-Only Plan

Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

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Google’s Senior Vice President of Engineering, and the man leading the social efforts at the company, Vic Gundotra, has decided to step out and explain exactly why Google+ doesn’t have a full write API as of yet. His thoughts appear to have come in response to a post published by...
Google's Vic Gundotra: "I'm not interested in screwing over developers"

App.net begins accepting PayPal payments, drops credit card requirement for 30-day trials

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App.net, the ad-free, Twitter-like service, has begun accepting payments via PayPal as it opens its membership process to those that prefer the online payments service, or don’t have the requisite credit card that was previously needed. It has also simplified monthly trials by removing credit card requirements. The service has been...
App.net begins accepting PayPal payments, drops credit card requirement for 30-day trials

App.net hits 250k posts as first iPhone and Android apps are released

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Half of posts so far coming from external clients, but Hooha for App.net and AppNetRhino may boost thatMore than 250,000 posts have been created on App.net, the service launched by US entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell as an alternative to Twitter - or as its slogan puts it: "a real-time social feed without...
App.net hits 250k posts as first iPhone and Android apps are released

Andreessen Horowitz Made $78M Off $250,000 Investment in Instagram

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Andreessen Horowitz revealed that it made $78 million off its $250,000 seed investment in Instagram in a post that was meant to quell criticism that it “fumbled” its involvement with the company. “Ordinarily, when someone criticizes me for only making 312 times my money, I let the logic of their...
Andreessen Horowitz Made $78M Off $250,000 Investment in Instagram

App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

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Needless to say, photo ownership is a sticky topic. Just ask all the people who left Instagram in December over Instagram’s terms of service and the question of photo ownership and rights. So not surprisingly, one of the biggest champions of personal data ownership and paid services when it comes...
App.net to launch file storage API so you can host your own photos

App.net reaches $500,000 funding goal with a day to spare

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Dalton Caldwell's ambitious attempt at a new kind of social network has just achieved its no less daring goal of half a million US dollars in pledged funding. The requisite threshold for funding App.net was crossed some 38 hours in advance of the midnight PT deadline that its developers had...
App.net reaches $500,000 funding goal with a day to spare

App.net's first mobile client, Hooha, launches on Android

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App.net, the in-development pay-to-use social network that’s been making waves recently, has got its first client app in the form of Hooha, which is now available on Google Play. Australian developer The Modern Ink released the app, which was formerly named Jive, into the wild over the weekend. Like App.net...
App.net's first mobile client, Hooha, launches on Android

Snapchat Co-founder Evan Spiegel Responds To Poke: "Welcome, Facebook. Seriously."

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Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel responded to Facebook’s new Poke app today with the brief statement, “Welcome, Facebook. Seriously.” He declined to comment further. Facebook’s Poke is a standalone app for impermanent messaging; the interface and features are very similar to Snapchat, a young startup that sees 50 million photos shared...
Snapchat Co-founder Evan Spiegel Responds To Poke: "Welcome, Facebook. Seriously."
App.net lowers annual fee to $36 and adds a monthly option, as membership nears 20,000

Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net

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The San Francisco developer who caused a stir by proposing an alternative to Twitter has released an alpha version of his own social service. After blasting Twitter on his blog, Dalton Caldwell started work on a competitor that would never take ads and would always love app developers. Two days...
Disgruntled Developer Dalton Caldwell Gives A Sneak Peek At His Own Social Service, App.net

Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3

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PicPlz, the mobile photo sharing app that is perhaps known best for being an early and direct competitor with Instagram, will shut down permanently on July 3. Mixed Media Labs, the parent company of PicPlz, delivered the news through a short post on its company blog as well as in...
Mobile Photo Sharing App PicPlz To Shut Down Permanently On July 3

Why Developers Won't Quit Facebook: Glassdoor Grows Registered Users 10X in 90 Days

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Like the arid Oakland hills, the blogosphere has spent the summer ablaze with developer anger, as it dawns on everyone what it means to build a company dependent on someone else’s platform. News flash: They have you by the cojones. But the reality is Twitter can put up as...
Why Developers Won't Quit Facebook: Glassdoor Grows Registered Users 10X in 90 Days

This Former Netscape Engineer Owns The Coolest Bar In San Francisco

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Doug Dalton hacked into servers while he was a sixth grader. Later he worked as a Netscape engineer and at four other startups. But at the age of 40, he's anything but a typical nerdy programmer. He owns and operates five bars in San Francisco. He parties with rock star...
This Former Netscape Engineer Owns The Coolest Bar In San Francisco

Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

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Don't think of App.net as a Twitter competitor. Think of it as a totally new place. That still leaves the question of why you should go there, but there are plenty of reasons. You may not like the idea of a paid social network, but if you're on the fence,...
Five Reasons To Join App.net Now

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Now what the hell is you lookin’ for? Can’t a young man get money anymore? Let my pants sag down to the floor Really do it matter as long as I score? —Mase, Lookin’ at me Two years ago we invested $250,000 in Instagram. Thanks to the spectacular vision and...
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Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

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Yesterday, Paul Graham announced some personnel changes at Y Combinator. One of its partners, Harj Tagger, is leaving to found a company after he does some traveling. In his place, Y Combinator has hired Kevin Hale, designer and founder of Wufoo. In addition, four part-time partners are coming on board....
Big Changes At Y Combinator: One Partner Out, 6 Partners In Including Socialcam And Groupon Founders

App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire

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When App.net kicked off its Twitter rivalry, the $50 yearly subscription fee was based on the assumption that the ad-free social service would maintain 10,000 customers. Founder Dalton Caldwell may have underestimated year-one adoption by just a tad: he now has nearly 20,000 customers on his hands in less...
App.net edges closer to 20,000 users, drops subscription prices to $36 to fuel the social fire
Watch These Coders Build A Social Media Future That Doesn't Depend On Google, Twitter, Or Facebook

App.Net Goes Freemium

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App.net, the social network alternative platform targeted at developers and spearheaded by Valley veteran Dalton Caldwell, will introduce a freemium model to its service, the company announced on Monday. Freemium users will still be required to be invited by a paid, yearly accountholder, and some limits will be placed on...
App.Net Goes Freemium
Google to developers: the reason we don't have a G+ API yet is we don't want to screw you

App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

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Is the world ready for a paid version of Twitter? Maybe so, backers have shown. Entrepreneur Dalton Caldwell’s Kickstarter-esque campaign to develop a paid alternative to the social network hit its $500,000 funding goal on Sunday, well ahead of Monday’s 11:59 PM deadline, raising questions as to what consumers really...
App.net financial backers show they're open to a paid Twitter alternative

7-Weeks In, Dalton Caldwell's App.net Gets First Dedicated iOS App, Passes 17,500 Users

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Back in July, Dalton Caldwell (of imeem and picplz fame) announced an “audacious” goal: To create a better, developer-and-user-supported (and ad-free) alternative to Twitter. And so App.net was born. About a month later, the subscription-based, third party app-supporting Twitter clone reached its fund-raising goal of $500K — all of which...
7-Weeks In, Dalton Caldwell's App.net Gets First Dedicated iOS App, Passes 17,500 Users

Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram

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The New York Times caused controversy this weekend after it published a story claiming that top VC firm Andreessen Horowitz “fumbled” its investment in Instagram, losing million of dollars by backing photo-sharing rival Picplz over the company that Facebook will acquire for $1 billion. As we already pointed out, the NYT...
Ben Horowitz on why Andreessen Horowitz backed Picplz and still stands to make $78M from Instagram
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