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Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

Facebook Kicks Off FbStart Tour, Offers More To Startups

By Chris Crum October 3, 2014

At its f8 developer conference in April, Facebook launched FbStart, a program aimed at supporting startups by offering them thousands of dollars worth of tools and services to help them get their apps to take off. The company opened up …

Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To All Facebook Opens FbStart Startup Help Program To All

At f8 a couple weeks ago, Facebook announced FbStart, a new program to help mobile startups grow. Upon announcement, only f8-attending developers were able to apply, but the company announced on Wednesday that registration is now open to all. “Any …

Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups Facebook Reveals FbStart Program To Help Startups

Facebook product partnerships director Ime Archibong revealed FbStart at the company’s f8 conference. This is a program, which gives developers tools (for free) and services from Facebook itself as well as 11 other companies to “help startups take off”. These …

How To Get The Media To Notice You How To Get The Media To Notice You

Today, I would argue PR is more important than ever before. In addition to helping companies increase profiles and attract new clients, PR can be considered the secret weapon for SEO. Unfortunately, despite the increasing importance of PR, it is …

UNC Startup Fakes a School Shooting Alert UNC Startup Fakes a School Shooting Alert
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Today, we all gather to nominate Bevii and this terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad idea into the Dumb Idea Hall-of-Fame. In order to promote their new startup social network, the University of North Carolina students behind Bevii decided to create …

Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend Google Helps UP Global Expand Startup Weekend

Google announced a new partnership with UP Global, which will see the organization expanded to twice as many cities, going from 500 to 1,000. As part of this, Startup Weekend will be expanded, and is now powered by Google For …

Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups Amazon Launches AWS Activate Packages For Startups

Amazon announced on Thursday that AWS Activate, a package which includes AWS credits, training, developer support, a startup community forum and offers from third parties, is now available. It’s essentially a gateway for startups to get up and running with …

Local Ruckus Makes Some Ruckus with Google Fiber Local Ruckus Makes Some Ruckus with Google Fiber

It’s no secret that Google Fiber is inspiring other ISPs to lessen the broadband gap in this country. Or, according to DSLReports.com, the goal is to “…light a fire under the pampered behinds of incumbent broadband operators.” But, the real …

Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer Biz Stone’s Jelly Hires Another Ex-Apple Engineer

Biz Stone’s mysterious startup Jelly has just made another interesting hire. This time it’s Brian Kadar, a former Apple software engineer. Here’s what Stone had to say about Kadar: “Born and raised in Queens, NY, Brian has a BFA in …

Jelly Taps Former iPhone Engineer for Board Jelly Taps Former iPhone Engineer for Board

We may not really know what it is yet, but Twitter co-founder Biz Stone’s new startup is accumulating talent at a pretty fast clip. Today, Stone announced that Loren Brichter, former Apple engineer who worked on the original iPhone and …

Jelly Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors Jelly Reveals Bono, Al Gore, and More as Investors

On April 1st, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone confirmed that he was working on a new startup called Jelly. He was kind of forced into revealing his hand, after news of the project leaked in late March. When Stone announced the …

Jelly Announces Employee #1, Designer Austin Sarner Jelly Announces Employee #1, Designer Austin Sarner

Here’s some more Jelly news for you, and no, it’s not any additional info on what the hell it is. It’s more team news. According to Jelly founder and CEO, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, the company has just hired employee …

Google Ventures Backs Punky Brewster Google Ventures Backs Punky Brewster

Soleil Moon Frye, commonly known as the girl who played Punky Brewster, has a startup called Moonfrye, and it has attracted $2.5 million in funding from GRP Partners, Greycroft, Daher Capital, and Google’s investment arm, Google Ventures. The company is …

Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software? Should Your Startup Use Open Source Software?
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Open source software is awesome, and it’s free. What more do you need to know? In all actuality, there’s a lot to consider when thinking about what software to use in your startup. Do you go with open source or …

Biz Stone Reveals Jelly's Co-Founder and CTO Biz Stone Reveals Jelly's Co-Founder and CTO

Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is slowly pulling back the curtain on Jelly. Very slowly. Today, Stone has revealed the identity of the mobile-oriented startup’s co-founder and CTO: Ben Finkel, founder of Fluther and New Users Experience manager on Twitter’s Growth …

Biz Stone Confirms New Startup 'Jelly' Biz Stone Confirms New Startup 'Jelly'

Last week, news came out that Twitter co-founder Biz Stone is working on a new startup called Jelly. Today, Stone opened up about it a bit. In a post at JellyHQ.com, Stone writes: People are basically good—when provided a tool …

Advice For Scaling Your Startup To Millions Advice For Scaling Your Startup To Millions
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Google interviewed Ben Kamens, lead developer at Khan Academy, about scaling a startup to millions of users, which the popular online learning site has been able to do. Google uploaded the video to its Developer YouTube channel this week.