Consolidation of Facebook-related companies made its way across the pond, as Ireland-based Facebook marketing firm Betapond announced its acquisition of U.K.-based application developer iPlatform, as reported by TechCrunch.
iPlatform Founder Joshua March told TechCrunch the deal indicates that developers are becoming more advanced in their competition for clients, adding:
This is a sign of growing maturity in the market. Digital agencies are now able to deliver many simple Facebook apps, but the kinds of highly sophisticated social technologies Betapond builds are something else completely, and they have led to the rise of a new kind of company, where large scale is advantageous.
Readers: Do you expect to see more consolidation in this sector, either in the U.S. or overseas?