Tag Archives: Angry Birds

Angry Birds maker Rovio lays off 130 staff while in pursuit of growth again

Rovio, maker of the world known game Angry Birds, has announced today that it plans to lay off around 130 people while trying to regain growth again.

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Mikael Hed passes the hoodie on – Pekka Rantala to succeed as CEO of Rovio

Today, after more than five years of leading Rovio and successfully turning Angry Birds into a global entertainment phenomenon, Mikael Hed announced that he will be leaving the CEO position. As it was announced on their website, Hed will be … Continue reading

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Worth reading: SecretSales, DropGifts, eYeka, Rovio

There are so many interesting stories out there and unfortunately we don’t have the time to cover all of them. With our new section “Worth reading” we provide you (once in a while) with some links to interesting articles of … Continue reading

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Rovio announced 500 million downloads of Angry Birds

The Espoo (Finland) based startup Rovio today announced 500 million total downloads of Angry Birds games across all platforms. This milestone makes Angry Birds one of the most downloaded games in the history of gaming. According to the young company … Continue reading

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Angry Birds creator Rovio acquired an animation studio

Rovio, the Espoo (Finland) based developer of the famous Angry Birds-game, yesterday announced the acquisition of a Finnish animation studio named Kombo. The concrete terms of this deal are undisclosed but it has been announced that Rovio acquired Kombo with … Continue reading

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