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Angry Birds shares off to flying start

Shares of Rovio, the Finnish company made a solid debut on the Helsinki stock exchange last week.

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02/10/2017  |  Full story...

Angry Birds 2 under fire for ‘freemium’ pricing model

Rovio has launched Angry Birds 2, the follow up to the hugely successful mobile game. But the Finnish firm is under-fire for a new in-app purchases system.

30/07/2015  |  Full story...

Rovio brings Angry Birds Stella to China with Alibaba and Shanghai Media Group

Rovio has struck a partnership with the Digital Entertainment Business Division of Alibaba Group and introduce Angry Birds Stella to fans through Chinese Idols, broadcasted by Shanghai Media Group.

10/11/2014  |  Full story...

Rovio axes 130 staff as Angry Birds growth stalls

Rovio is laying off 16% of its workforce as the Angry bird maker focuses on its games, media and consumer products businesses amid stalling growth.

03/10/2014  |  Full story...

Angry Birds lost quarter of players since 2012

Angry Birds has lost nearly a quarter of its players over the last 22 months, as the mobile gaming giant looks to expand into movies and licensing deals.

01/10/2014  |  Full story...

Angry Birds maker profits fall by half

Rovio, the Finnish game maker behind Angry Birds, saw revenues rise just 2.5% as profit growth fell by half, according to its latest financial post.

29/04/2014  |  Full story...

Web spying scandal: Angry Birds 'used to mine personal data'

UK and US spy agencies have gathered data from smartphone apps, including popular game s Angry Birds, which leak personal data on to global networks, according to reports.

29/01/2014  |  Full story...

Angry Birds gets educational- teaches kids physics with ‘Playground’

Angry Birds maker Rovio has got into the education market with a new educational product aimed at teaching kids physics based on the popular mobile game.

17/09/2013  |  Full story...

Top 25 Apple apps of all time (iPad and iPhone)

As Apple's App Store turns five this week, we take a look at the top 25 paid and free apps of all time on the market leading store.

11/07/2013  |  Full story...

Angry Birds ‘Friends’ gets social with Facebook twist

Rovio Mobile has launched Angry Birds Friends for Apple and Android devices, letting players of the popular mobile game compete against Facebook friends.

03/05/2013  |  Full story...

Digital Intelligence April 2013

Digital Strategy data - Digital Intelligence April 2013

Mobile ad spend leaps, taking 10% of all digital spend in the UK - one of the world's laboratory markets for digital. Smartphones outsold feature phones globally for the first time - and Facebook's 'Home' software for Android saw the social network declare the mobile gateway as their single biggest priority.

For brands, the key to successful engagement is still in having brilliant conversation and content ideas, but as the landscape changes expect Facebook, Google and Apple to all try squeezing more paid media budgets out of the marketing plan. Good news for brands as competition in the app store sector grows with Google's "Play" store rapidly catching up to Apple. Meanwhile Twitter lands a multi-agency deal that unlocks hundreds of millions of dollars of ad space, blurring the divisions between social paid, owned and earned media.

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03/05/2013

Angry Birds maker Rovio doubled sales last year

Rovio has posted sales of €152m, more than double its revenue for 2011, as the Angry Birds reator continues its success as one of the world’s biggest mobile games makers.

04/04/2013  |  Full story...

Top 25 Facebook games of 2012: Songpop wins, Draw Something comes 10th

Facebook has announced its 25 most popular social games for 2012, with music trivia game SongPop taking the title as best rated game. The ‘name that tune’ game, in which users have to guess the name of the song or artist from a brief audio sample, soared in popularity this year, with much of its success due to its multi-platform nature. Facebook said that the list was compiled based on how long users spend playing a game and how highly it has been rated by the community.

07/12/2012  |  Full story...

Angry Birds sequel: Will 'Bad Piggies' fly or flop?

Rovio has launched a sequel to its hugely popular Angry Birds game, ‘Bad Piggies’, as the app maker hopes to match the ad-funded success of its predecessor. Going live today (27th September) and avaialble iOS, Android and Mac, the free ad-funded game turns the franchise on its head by letting the fans play as the pigs with new gameplay. In Bad Piggies, instead of shooting with a slingshot, players build vehicles that help the characters get the birds' eggs. The company said it was hoping the new game would breathe additional life into its brand.

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27/09/2012  |  Full story...

Angry Birds maker Rovio buys Finnish rival

Angry Birds maker Rovio has bought Futuremark Games Studio for an undisclosed sum. Futuremark Games Studio, formed in January 2008 and also based in Finland, is known for games such as Unstoppable Gorg, Hungribles, and Shattered Horizon.

28/03/2012  |  Full story...

Angry Birds: The Movie? Nickelodeon to broadcast first cartoon

Nickelodeon has won the rights to broadcast the first Angry Birds animated short film. The cartoon will promote the latest Angry Birds ‘Space’ game, and will explain how the feathered fighters got into space in the first place. It will also reveal six new birds. The game is available to play for free supported by adverts, but around 25% of downloads are understood to be for the paid, advert-free versions on smartphones and tablets.

23/03/2012  |  Full story...

Video: Angry Birds launch into Space with NASA

Rovio has teamed up with Nasa to launch its latest Angry Birds title, Space, which aims to add a new educational twist to the hugely popular game. The new game will be released on 22 March and will be available on iOS, Android, PC and Mac.


12/03/2012  |  Full story...

Angry Birds makes Facebook debut on Valentine’s Day

Rovio has anounced that Angry Birds will launch on Facebook next month, as the Finnish game developer company looks to take on the likes of Zynga’s Farmville on the market leading social network. The news comes in the form of a Facebook Event entry titled “Angry Birds coming to Facebook!”

27/01/2012  |  Full story...

Top Android apps by age: Angry Birds more popular with older users

Facebook and apps from Google like Gmail and the Android Market are the most popular smartphone apps among Android owners 18 years and older in the U.S. according to new research. The study, from Nielsen, ranks mobile apps by active reach (the percentage of Android owners who used the app within the past 30 days).

05/01/2012  |  Full story...

Google+ adds social gaming, undercuts Facebook's commission by 25%

Google has made 16 games avaialble for its new soial network Google+, including Angry Birds and Bejewelled. In a promotional move aimed squarely at Facebook's own gaming services, for a limited time Google is only taking a 5% commission from each developer's ad revenue, compared to Facebook's 30%. Google has yet to decide what the final commission will be. Google debuted its social networking site in June, signing up more than over 25 million users since launch.

15/08/2011

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App store GetJar gets $25m funding boost

Open app store GetJar has raised $25 million in Series C funding from Tiger Global Management. Accel Partners, which provided its series A and B rounds, will also participate in the series C funding. The company said the extra money will be applied to continued innovations in its market approach and to support its growth by expanding sales, marketing and engineering initiatives.

16/02/2011

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Google integrates contextual AdSense ads into AdMob

Google is bringing its contextual AdSense ads to its AdMob platform, the mobile advertising technology it bought in 2009. Google's AdSense focuses on context, serving up ads the software believes match the website's content. The move means AdSense ads aimed at either iPhone or Android users will now be dropped into apps running AdMob – albeit only when a standard AdMob ad is not to hand.

"In the coming weeks, eligible iPhone and Android application developers in the AdMob network will be able to show Google AdSense ads when an AdMob ad is not available," said Google Mobile Ads product manager Jason Morse on the firm's blog.

10/11/2010

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Angry Birds comes to Android: GetJar App store crashes due to demand

Mobile app store GetJar has exclusively launched the full Android version of the popular Angry Birds game for free, funded by advertising. The move means GetJar becomes the first distributor of the game, ahead of the Android app store.

As a testament to the game's popularity, the huge volume of traffic to GetJar following the announcement took out the store's servers within minutes. Despite this, Angry Birds was downloaded almost 95,000 times within the first three hours on Friday. The game is free but features mobile advertising, and Rovio said a future update will include the option to purchase and opt out of advertisements.

18/10/2010

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