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Angry Birds maker sees profits drop 73 per cent

It looks like the bottom might have finally fallen out of perhaps the most successful gaming franchise ever: Angry Birds. While the game series may have been the first to break through the billion and two billion downloads mark, profits at its developer Rovio fell dramatically last year. Off of …

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Angry Birds developer Rovio announces job cuts

Rovio, the mobile app-developer that took Crush the Castle and added birds, has announced that it’s going to have to cut a large number of jobs from its Finnish offices; some 130 in total, which represents over 16 per cent of its work force. “We have been building our team on assumptions …

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Angry Birds data used by GCHQ and NSA

In the wake of the Edward Snowden leaks from early 2013, the western world and specifically US and British citizens, have come to accept that the NSA and GCHQ have no doubt snooped in our conversations, metadata, Facebook posts and more, with the excuse that they’re protecting us from terrorism. …

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Sony buys up Angry Birds film rights, coming 2016

Sony has secured the international distribution rights to the animated feature film adaption of crush-the-castle-avian-edition, Angry Birds. It’s not wasting time either, announcing that the movie will debut worldwide on 1st July 2016. It’s not handing off to some large studio though, but keeping it all in-house. Rovio, the developer …

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Rovio acquires Futuremark Games Studio

Following its first swallow-up in June of last year when it acquired Kombo Animation Studio, Angry Birds creator Rovio has just aimed its slingshot and hit dead on at an even bigger target – none other than Futuremark’s “Games Studio” division. A formal announcement has been given on Rovio’s website …

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Google+ adds games, including Angry Birds

Google+ is the search engine giants latest effort to target the social networking scene and their latest announcement is sure to prove popular among end users. They have added games, including the immensely popular Angry Birds. Vic Gundotra, Google Senior Vice President of engineering said in a blog post “We …

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Angry Bird tops Appy Awards in London

Angry Birds and Facebook were the winners at last night’s Appy Awards in London. More than 30,000 people voted for 50 applications nominated across 10 categories. The winner, Angry Birds has been one of the biggest selling games of the year and it has been released on almost every platform …

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