• NutshellMail Lets Users Create Simple Email Newsletters For Facebook Fan Pages

    FbFund-backed NutshellMail provides an innovative web-based service that lets users send and receive your messages from social networks, such as Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace and Twitter, in your email inbox. Today, the application has added a nifty feature that lets any Facebook page administrator create an automated email newsletter campaign. The NutshellMail Facebook application allows users… Read More

  • A Look At fbFund's First Summer As An Incubator Program

    Over the last twelve weeks, 24 startups have been working out of Facebook’s old headquarters in downtown Palo Alto as part of fbFund REV, Facebook’s startup incubator program that’s jointly run with Accel Partners and Founders Fund. During that time the startups have receieved mentorship from some of Silicon Valley’s elite, as well as help from Facebook engineers. … Read More

  • Facebook's fbFund '09 Names First Batch Of Winners

    Facebook has just named 25 of the finalists for the latest round of fbFund, the social network’s joint program with Accel and Founders Fund meant to help foster quality applications on Facebook Platform. Today’s announcement represents only half of the finalists for this round, and the company says that the other 25 winners will be annouced soon. These 50 finalists will each be… Read More

  • Facebook fbFund Winner Wildfire Launches Promotion App (Beta Invites)

    Facebook fbFund winner Wildfire is launching the private beta of its web application, The Wildfire Promotion Builder, which allows companies to create their own branded interactive promotions, including contests, coupons, sweepstakes and giveaways. Using Facebook Connect combined with the power of the application, companies can simultaneously publish promotion campaigns on the designated… Read More

  • Facebook's fbFund Names Winners of $225,000 Grants

    Facebook has just named the five winners of $225,000 cash grants from the second round of its fbFund, a joint venture between Facebook, Accel, and Founders Fund meant to cultivate and reward excellent applications on Facebook Platform. The winners: GroupCard, Kontagent, MouseHunt, Weddingbook, and Wildfire. fbFund was announced by Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg at last year’s… Read More

  • Vote For Your Favorite FBFund Apps, Help Them Win Some Cash

    Facebook is in the final stages of selecting five winners of $225,000 FBfund grants and has just put up a Facebook application that lets members vote for their favorite apps out of the 25 finalists. (See my earlier post for details). There is a video for each app, and you can vote once per day. I took a quick look at the applicants, and the ones that get my vote are BottleRocket (wine… Read More

  • The fbFund Gives Out Cash To 25 Facebook Developers

    Facebook has just announced 25 winners of cash grants from the fbFund. These grants are given to the Facebook developers that are creating some of the most promising apps on Facebook. The fbFund is a $10 million fund announced a year ago by Facebook, Accel Partners, and the Founders Fund. Below is a list of the 25 winners, out of 600 applicants. They each received about $25,000 and will… Read More

  • Facebook, Accel and Founders Fund Launch fbFund; To Give Grants To Facebook App Startups

    During his keynote conversation with Michael Arrington this afternoon at the TechCrunch40 conference, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company will be launching a new entity called fbFund with Accel and Founders Fund. The size of the fund will be $10 million (coming from Accel and Founders Fund) with anywhere between $25 to $250 thousand in grants available for… Read More

  • TC40 Keynote Conversation: Mark Zuckerberg

    Our live blogging coverage of the Keynote Conversation with Mark Zuckerberg: The boss (Michael Arrington) comes on stage to introduce Mark Zuckerberg. The conference space is packed: no matter what your views on Facebook, very few could argue that Zuckerberg has done simply amazing things, particularly for someone still so young. Huge round of applause as Michael hands over to… Read More