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Angry Birds Breaches Through 100.000.000 Downloads

March 14th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Rovio has done it. In October, the company announced their plans to reach a hundred million downloads for the Angry Birds brand. Now, in March the company announced that milestone has been reached.

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Rovio Raises $42 Million

March 11th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Companies & M&A | No Comments »

Rovio has closed a series A funding round and managed to pull in $42 million in fresh capital. The funding round was lead by Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures.

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Angry Birds to hit Facebook

March 8th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: Facebook | No Comments »

While Angry Birds just passed 30 million downloads on Android, Rovio has announced the game will make it’s way onto Facebook. This will be the first real ‘social’ move for the franchise.

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MWC: Rovio’s Bad Piggy Bank Ready to Roll

February 14th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Following a successful trial with Finnish operator Elisa, Rovio and Fortumo’s Bad Piggy Bank direct billing platform is ready to roll our on operators world-wide.

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Rovio Preparing for Massive Console Development

February 4th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in People | No Comments »

Rovio has hired Petri Järvilehto, developer of the Max Payne and Alan Wake franchises as Senior Vice President of Console Development. His task it to setup console development teams for the Angry Birds franchise.

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Rovio and 20th Century Fox Team up For Angry Birds Rio

January 31st, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Ad Funded Gaming | No Comments »

While a big part of the fans is eagerly awaiting the valentine edition of Angry Birds, the studio is already preparing a new iteration of the Angry Birds series called Angry Birds Rio.

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New Angry Birds Cartoons, Boxed Games and Merchandising

January 19th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

In an interview with the New York Post, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed has said the company is moving into production of an animated series starring the wildly popular Angry Birds.

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Rovio and Mattel Strike Deal on Angry Birds Board Game

January 11th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Brand Licensing | No Comments »

While Rovio is still on track to reach 100.000.000 downloads of Angry Birds games somewhere this year, the company has surprised us with yet another licensing deal. This time they will work with Mattel.

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Rovio Launches Angry Birds Free on App Store

January 8th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Analysis & Editorial | No Comments »

Rovio has launched a new free version of Angry Birds on Apple’s App Store. The title competes directly with the Angry Birds and Angry Birds Lite versions licensed to EA owned publisher Chillingo.

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Angry Birds to Hit PSP, PS3 and Netbooks

January 4th, 2011 by Arjan Olsder Posted in Platforms: PSP Minis | No Comments »

Rovio will be expanding the Angry Birds franchise onto more platforms as the company announces collaborations with both Sony Playstation and hardware vendor Intel.

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