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‘Angry Birds’ Maker Rovio Returns To Profitable Growth

Finnish games company Rovio soared back to profit in 2016, lifted by its venture into the film industry and the release of The Angry Birds Movie, the company said. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Rovio’s gross revenue for 2016 grew 34% in 2016 as Rovio reported strong growth for the year. The...

Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds Space by Rovio Entertainment is Apple’s free app of the week. The game normally retails for $1.29 and is free for this week only. Angry Birds Space is the same Angry Birds game that everyone loves, but it takes place in space! Whether it’s the icy orbs of Cold Cuts, the volcanic explosiveness of...

‘Angry Birds’ Movie is a $73 Million Gamble by Rovio [WSJ]

According to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the hit “Angry Birds” franchise, has taken a big gamble by financing a $73 million movie with its own cash instead of licensing its characters to a Hollywood studio in exchange for a share of the proceeds. “People think this is about the financial upside,...

Rovio Encourages Moviegoers to Use Smartphones During Angry Birds Film

In its upcoming “Angry Birds” feature film, Rovio Entertainment Ltd. is hiding an app Easter egg and is encouraging moviegoers to pull out their smartphones while watching it in order to unlock exclusive content, The Wall Street Journal reports. The stunt, that involves a new “Angry Birds Action” game which will be launched in the App Store and...

Rovio’s Angry Birds Fly the Coop: Profits Plunge 73%, Bets on 3D Movie

Rovio, the Finnish developer behind the hit Angry Birds game franchise, has today announced a 73% profit drop in 2014, with total sales falling 9% to 158.3 million euros ($169 million). As the company’s operating profit slumped to 10 million euros, down from 36.5 million from previous year, it is now betting on a costly upcoming Angry...

Rovio Uses Angry Birds to Teach Preschoolers in Singapore

Rovio Entertainment, the company behind the popular Angry Birds game franchise, has partnered with a preschool in Singapore, called Dreamkids Kindergarten, to launch an Angry Birds Playground. The classroom is transformed into a giant indoor treehouse with Angry Birds stuffed toys lining the walls. A large interactive touch display is mounted on the wall in...

Apple’s Free iOS App of the Week: Angry Birds Seasons

Angry Birds Seasons by Rovio Entertainment is Apple’s free app of the week. The game’s iPhone version normally retails for $0.99 and the iPad version normally retails for $3.49. The game is free for this week only. Join the Angry Birds as they celebrate unique seasonal events from around the world. Enjoy the addictive physics-based...