John Paczkowski

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f8: fbFund Winners

During the TechCrunch 40 conference last year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced the FB Fund, a $10 million fund he established with folks like Jim Breyer of Accel Partners and LinkedIn’s Reid Hoffman to issue grants to Facebook developers. Today the company announced the first developers to win grants. They are:

  • ConnectedWeddings – Interactive wedding planning
  • GoalCamp – Group goal-setting, training, and tracking application
  • CourseFeed by Classtop – Application for social classroom learning
  • MyListo – Social shopping app that allows users to share and receive advice/deals
  • LuckyCal – Uses your contacts, interests, and calendars to create interest matches
  • Zimride Carpool – Connecting people looking to carpool
  • J2Play – Social gaming platform for PC, mobile, and web game developers
  • HotBerry –Frameworks and mechanics let users generate casual games
  • Podclass – Enables college students to access courses from within Facebook
  • Trazzler – Application that helps you decided where to travel

Facebook plans to award another $10 million in $25,000 to $250,000 non-recourse grants to 25 developers this fall. Winners will be announced on September 22.


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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik