Tag Archives: rovio
Fri, Dec 16, 2011 | 10:53 GMT
Rovio has reportedly said in a Finnish newspaper this morning it’s to plan an IPO for the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in the next two years. Speaking to Tekniikka&Talous weekly, CEO Peter Vesterbacka said the Angry Birds company was aiming to have market capitalization similar to Disney. “That is the target. There is no reason why we should not be able to build a company of that size,” he said (via Reuters), adding revenues from the company for this year would be $100 million compared to $10 million in 2010.
Fri, Dec 09, 2011 | 16:04 GMT
Rovio’s very popular Angry Birds will turn two years old on December 11, and the firm is celebrating with a Happy Birthday update which unlocks all episodes and adds an extra 15 levels.
Mon, Nov 28, 2011 | 19:38 GMT
Thu, Nov 10, 2011 | 10:18 GMT
MCV‘s reporting this morning that Angry Birds will make its enviable jump to retail from November 25 on PC for £10.20 in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand. Focus Multimedia will be handling pub duties. After the release of the original this month, Angry Birds Seasons will release before Christmas, with Angry Birds Rio coming next year.
More details at the link.
Wed, Nov 02, 2011 | 13:48 GMT
Rovio has announced that Angry Birds has been downloaded 500 million times since its release on December 11, 2009. “It’s more than any game ever before,” said the firm’s marketing boss Peter Vesterbacka, who added that the firm’s next goal is to reach 1 billion downloads. Earlier this year, Rovio raised $42 million from venture capital firms, and has expanded the franchise into toys as well as baby and pet products. Via Reuters.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 | 08:14 BST
Rovio US GM Andrew Stalbow has said at Web 2.0 that Angry Birds has been downloaded 400 million times, with more stats also provided at his Web 2.0 talk in San Francisco. The gane, across its multiple releases over multiple platforms, sees 30 million daily active users with 300 million minutes played every day, which translates into 109.5 billion minutes per year or 1.825 billion hours.
There’s more details on Mashable.
Fri, Oct 14, 2011 | 11:39 BST
Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has hinted the company may go for an IPO within the next year, but says it current valuation of $1.2 billion is lower than it sees it should be.
Wed, Sep 21, 2011 | 21:43 BST
Time again for another round of the small stuff.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 | 14:55 BST
Rovio GM Andre Stalbow has related to VentureBeat that Angry Birds has been downloaded over 350 million times, and users log more than 300 million minutes each day playing the title.
Tue, Sep 13, 2011 | 02:31 BST
A handy infographic helps explain why you just can’t stop flinging enraged avians at increasingly pitiful pigs.
Fri, Aug 12, 2011 | 14:59 BST
Rovio Entertainment is in talks for new funding which would put the firm’s value at $1.2 billion, according to a Bloomberg reports. Citing “two people with knowledge of the discussions,” Bloomberg states Rovio is considering an investment from an as of yet unnamed entertainment firm. The funding would help the firm with its Angry Birds movie, currently at the idea stage, and extra fund to open offices outside of its home-base of Finland. In March, Rovio raised $42 million from an investment fund controlled by Skype founder Niklas Zennstrom. Thanks, Forbes.
Fri, Jul 29, 2011 | 09:20 BST
VentureBeat‘s reporting that Rovio has partnered with Madhouse to help bring Angry Birds to China. The ad network will help push the mobile marketing campaign for the game in the country. Since its 2009 launch, Angry Birds has seen 12 million units sold from the App Store.
Thu, Jul 21, 2011 | 03:03 BST
Angry Birds creator Rovio has said it plans to be the biggest entertainment brand in the world in two years.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 | 17:56 BST
Rovio has said different companies have offered to purchase the firm and its Angry Birds IP, but no “really relevant discussions” on the matter have taken place at the firm as of yet.
Wed, Jul 13, 2011 | 09:43 BST
Rovio’s about to take part in another round of funding, according to suggestions made by the company. Head of global brand advertising Wibe Wagemans apparently “raised his hand” when asked at GamesBeat what companies were raising money. “We’re in fast growth mode, so we’re always on the lookout for good money,” he said. “We’re always interested.”
More details at VentureBeat.
Wed, Jun 15, 2011 | 14:48 BST
Rovio’s confirmed that Angry Birds has now hit 250 million downloads on all mobile platforms the game has appeared on. The news was confirmed by founder Peter Vestebacka in an interview with TechCrunch. Vestebacka also mentioned a location-based platform known as Angry Birds Magic. There’s more details on it at the link
Wed, Jun 01, 2011 | 10:25 BST
As with many works of fiction, Alfred Hitchcock’s “The Birds” got it all wrong. And as is normally the case with these things, the real life version is turning out to be far worse.
Thu, May 19, 2011 | 02:43 BST
You know what’s a really big number? The number of times people have nabbed a copy of casual blockbuster Angry Birds.
Thu, May 12, 2011 | 05:30 BST
It really was just a matter of time, but Angry Birds has now made it online, and is completely playable – in HTML 5 – on Google’s Chrome browser.
Thu, Apr 28, 2011 | 02:10 BST
While a lot of folks feel they’ve been kicked in the neck over this PSN business and have seen loads of reports on the situation, other stuff happened in the world of games as well. Below, you will find that other stuff.