Facebook’s Newest Acqu-Hire: Spaceport

Facebook's mobile efforts got a push recently as the company acquired the team behind Spaceport, which creates the technology behind mobile games and applications, as well as JavaScript, HTML 5 and ActionScript. Spaceport will continue to run under co-founder Peter Relan, but the bulk of the team will join Facebook.

Facebook’s mobile efforts got a push recently as the company acquired the team behind Spaceport, which creates the technology behind mobile games and applications, as well as JavaScript, HTML 5 and ActionScript. Spaceport will continue to run under co-founder Peter Relan, but the bulk of the team will join Facebook.

Spaceport Co-Founder Ben Savage posted the news on the company’s blog:

We recruited some amazing people along the way (my awesome team), and have had the chance to work with thousands of talented developers who helped us create Spaceport, as well as BBC who invested in us. Today we want to thank you for that opportunity. Now we start a new phase, at Facebook.

After looking at Facebook’s mission of building best-in-class mobile experiences, as well as much internal discussion with my co-founder and mentor and YouWeb Incubator founder Peter Relan, our team saw a huge potential in working more closely with Facebook. With that said, today we’re announcing that the Spaceport.io team will move as a team to Facebook to make an even larger impact on the mobile world.

Meanwhile the Spaceport platform will continue to be in capable hands supported by my co-founder Peter Relan and his YouWeb team. Facebook will not be acquiring the technology itself, so developers can continue to build and create apps, games, and content unimpeded and with confidence that Spaceport will be around and fully supported for some time to come.

Readers: What do you think Facebook will do with this new talent?