Appirio Buys TopCoder: Consolidating the Crowdsourcing + Open Innovation Developer Community

San Francisco-based Appirio just acquired Topocder, adding 500k developers to the TopCoder.com community and effectively cornering the crowdsourced development market – at least according to zdnet.com. I’m skeptical about how ‘cornered’ the market is, since the community can simply leave at will. Regardless, consolidation is an interesting direction for the crowdsourcing + open innovation market to go.

Appirio Buys TopCoder To Add More Crowdsourcing, And 500K Developers And Designers, To Its CloudSpokes Network | TechCrunch.

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