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CRN消息:Facebook承诺加入社交应用投资活动

发布时间:2010-10-25 13:37:36 Tags:,,

近期,Facebook与多家科技公司承诺将对开发社交应用或服务的公司及企业家进行资金投资。投资公司Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers(KPCB)这周宣布启动2亿5000万美元的sFund活动,同时还承诺将向社交网络领域的革新者提供财政支持、建议和关系资本等。

另外,Amazon.com和最近被Facebook用户提出法律诉讼的游戏开发公司Zynga也同意加入此次投资活动。对此,Facebook网站的首席执行官Mark Zuckerberg表示将大力支持这一项目,并称“互联网正因人们而重建”。他指出,现在社交性是许多新兴应用、网站及设备的设计关键。因此,通过此次投资活动他希望使更多的企业家创办公司,引领各行业发展。

同时,Facebook这一社交网站巨头将向各企业家开放自己的平台开发团队、试用版API(应用程序接口)和Facebook Credits等新程序。

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KPCB的合伙人Bing Gordon将主要负责本次的集资项目。他曾是EA公司前任首席创意总监兼执行官,另外还曾任Amazon.com和Zynga公司董事。Gordon指出,社交行业现在就像早期的互联网才刚刚起步,且蕴涵着巨大的机会。现在各行各业的组织和企业家们都有自己的社交开发策略。

KPCB的另一位合作伙伴John Doerr也同样认同现在正是网络革新者的新时代。(本文为游戏邦/gamerboom.com编译)

Facebook is among a number of tech firms that have committed to invest in a fund for entrepreneurs inventing social applications and services.

The new $US250 million sFund has been set up by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB) and will provide financing, advice and relationship capital for innovators in the social web sphere.

Amazon and game developer Zynga, which recently had a lawsuit launched against it by a Facebook user, have also agreed to invest in the fund.

Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook’s chief executive, has given his own backing to the project, claiming the internet “is being rebuilt around people.”

“We’re at a point where any app, website or device can be designed to be social from the ground up. We’re focused on enabling entrepreneurs to build companies that can disrupt their industries,” Zuckerburg added.

His social networking giant will contribute access to its platform teams, beta APIs and new programs, such as Facebook Credits.

KPCB partner Bing Gordon, former chief creative officer and executive at Electronic Arts and board director of Amazon.com and Zynga, will lead the project.

“Social is just getting started and the opportunities are vast. As in the early days of the internet, the race is on,” Gordon said.

“Today every business, organisation and entrepreneur should have a social strategy.”

KPCB partner John Doerr added: “We’re at the beginning of a new era for social internet innovators who are re-imagining and re-inventing a web of people and places, looking beyond documents and websites.”

“There’s never been a better time than now to start a new social venture.”(Source:CRN)


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