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Facebook Developer Consolidation: Marketing Outfit Betapond Buys iPlatform For Engineering Muscle

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http://techcrunch.com – As Facebook continues to mature as a platform, the companies working on it are scaling up to meet the challenge of catching attention on a social network now pushing 1 billion users. In the latest development, the UK-based Facebook app developer iPlatform has been acquired by Betapond, as the Irish Facebook marketer looks to beef up its engineering muscle and extend further into the advertising hotbed of London. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The news comes amid a number of other acquisitions of developers and marketers working on Facebook and other social networks — fr (IT news)