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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'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


Facebook invites members to vote in developer competition

The second annual FBFund investment grant competition has already given out $25,000 apiece to 25 finalists, and five winners will receive $225,000 each.

By November 11, 2008


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 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 announces incentive fund for application developers

The company announces a new program called FBFund to provide grants to developers who are interested in creating applications for the Facebook Platform.

By September 17, 2007


Report: Facebook 'issues mulligan' on developer grant application process

Three weeks after announcing an incentive fund for developers who want venture cash for their Facebook Platform applications, an e-mail posted on a blog indicates that the company has asked that all prior applicants re-start the process.

By October 8, 2007


Facebook: 600 developers applied for funding

The first round of the company's FBFund grant contest has concluded, with 25 finalists to be announced on September 22.

By September 12, 2008


Facebook kicks off developer funding competition

The company's FBFund grant program has never been one of its most publicity-friendly projects, but a new contest that will give away $10 million total may change that.

By August 4, 2008