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The PocketGamer.biz week that was: Let's bask in Facebook's billions, Gamevil booms, and is PS Vita the next Dreamcast?
By James Nouch 19 May 2012
Game Name: PocketGamer.biz | Manufacturer: Steel Media | Format: Android, iPhone, PG.Biz, iPad, PS Vita, Windows Phone
On Friday afternoon, Facebook became a public company with the sale of 421 million shares.

You could almost hear the billions whizzing around.

But as our editor Jon Jordan points out, the social network's IPO isn't just good news for founder Mark Zuckerberg and company – it's good news for the entire technology industry, including mobile games.

But while we love the odd billion as much as the next pundit, Facebook's IPO wasn't the only story in town. Elsewhere we saw Samsung assert its dominance in the smartphone arena, Sony's PS Vita struggle, and Apple's various legal battles continue to make headlines.

Here's a quick roundup that to get you up-to-speed while minimising your time away from checking the Facebook share price.

Funding and acquisitions

Platform wars
Legal wrangles
Monetisation
Industry voices
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