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Facebook's fbFund to launch incubator program

The fbFund will choose a few Facebook Platform developers to get up to $100,000 in funding and spend the summer in Palo Alto, Calif.

By April 16, 2009


Tendril opens smart-grid platform to more developers

Cloud platform compatible with wide variety of devices, including Android and iOS, will enable developers to reach wide group of customers as well as utilities and energy service providers.

By August 24, 2011


Facebook announces FBFund winners

Eighteen companies and two nonprofits have been invited to spend the summer learning and building at the social network's Palo Alto, Calif., headquarters.

By May 28, 2009


First finalists announced for FBFund '09

This year, the big differences are that FBFund awards are in the form of equity investments, not grants, and that many of the finalists are now Facebook Connect or iPhone apps.

By May 18, 2009


Facebook hoists 'Hacker Cup' engineer challenge

The social network invites developers to enter a series of online algorithmic programming challenges, with 25 top finishers going to Facebook's headquarters for the finals.

By December 10, 2010


VC firm Kleiner Perkins launches social-app fund

Social technologies are the focus of sFund, a new $250 million fund for backing social-media start-ups and applications.

By October 21, 2010


Facebook revamps events feature

Just in time for spring outings, social network launches tweak meant to make it even easier to invite friends to impromptu get-togethers.

By May 1, 2010


Facebook turns to the ivory tower

A fellowship program for computer science and engineering Ph.D. students will give five participants a $30,000 stipend and the opportunity to apply for an internship.

By January 8, 2010


Facebook wastes no time putting FriendFeed to work

The newly acquired start-up has become the face (pun intended) of not just Facebook's further development of real-time streaming technology but also its forays into the open-source community.

By September 23, 2009


The Facebook app is dead, long live Facebook apps

At FBFund Demo Day, the most promising services are not on Facebook per se. The new way to leverage Facebook is to use the network, but within destination sites

By September 1, 2009