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Facebook announced a small “acqhire” on Tuesday afternoon, bringing aboard the team members behind Spaceport.io, a startup focused on giving developers tools to bring Web-based applications to mobile devices. “Ben Savage and the Spaceport team are a talented group of mobile engineers. We look forward to building products that people love together,” Facebook said in a statement. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Facebook will not acquire the Spaceport technology — just the team.
News Byteaccording to a year-end report published by Distimo, an analytics provider from the Netherlands. Apple, which has a half-dozen apps, earned an average of $7.43 per paid download, the report found, whereas Google made zero from its catalog of 60. In the case of Google, downloads included apps that were preinstalled on the handset.