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  • Quick Quotes: KISS in talks with Sony, KISS Angry Birds incoming

    “We’re talking with Sony games now. We are really trying to take it in areas that haven’t been done before and have stayed out of the marketplace because the ideas simply weren’t exciting enough. So while the gaming world is waiting for the KISS games that are going to explode, we’re busy taking the brand […]

  • Rovio Boss: Piracy isn't always bad for business

    Angry Birds developer Rovio’s boss feels that piracy isn’t always bad for business and can actually help in building an entertainment brand.

  • Angry Birds lands on Facebook February 14

    Rovio has announced Angry Birds is heading to Facebook in time for Valentine’s Day, and to celebrate, the firm will be hosting a launch event in Jakarta, Indonesia. The game will contain full-screen capabilities, leaderboards, higher quality animations, new power-ups you can earn or purchase for $0.99 such as earthquakes and bigger, better birds. The […]

  • Rovio: No IPO planned for this year

    Rovio CEO Peter Vesterbacka has confirmed the company has no plans to have a public offering this year on either the New York or Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

  • Rovio: 6.5 million people downloaded Angry Birds on Christmas Day

    Rovio has announced that 6.5 million people downloaded Angry Birds to their smartphones on Christmas Day, double the number of phone activations estimated to have occurred over the holidays. “We’re really excited to have such a massive number of new people get acquainted with Angry Birds over the holidays — we have exciting new releases […]

  • Report: Rovio aiming for 2013 Hong Kong-based IPO

    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 […]

  • Angry Birds turns two on December 11, Rovio celebrates by unlocking all levels

    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.

  • Angry Birds creator declined $2.3 billion bid by Zynga

    Angry Birds developer Rovio turned down a $2.25 billion takeover bid from social games developer Zynga earlier this year, according to a report published in The New York Times.

  • Angry Birds hitting retail near end of November

    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 […]

  • Angry Birds hits 500 million downloads in less than two years

    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 […]

  • Angry Birds hits 30 million DAU, 300 million minutes played every day

    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 […]

  • Rovio IPO "a year from now," $1.2 billion valuation "a bit north," says CEO

    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.

  • Wednesday Shorts II: Gotham City Impostors, Rovio, SCII, Steam sale

    Time again for another round of the small stuff.

  • Angry Birds downloaded over 350 million times, 300 million minutes played a day

    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.

  • Psychological study evaluates Angry Birds addiction

    A handy infographic helps explain why you just can’t stop flinging enraged avians at increasingly pitiful pigs.

  • Report - New round of funding could see Rovio worth $1.2 billion

    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 […]

  • Rovio partners with Madhouse to bring Angry Birds to China

    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.

  • Rovio betting the bank on Angry Birds

    Angry Birds creator Rovio has said it plans to be the biggest entertainment brand in the world in two years.

  • Rovio has been approached with buyouts, none found suitable as of yet

    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.

  • Report: Rovio about to take part in another fund round

    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 […]

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