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Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

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Rovio announced today it hit 263 million monthly active users in December 2012. This happened precisely three years after the first Angry Birds game debuted at the end of 2009. Incidentally, the somewhat better-known Twitter hit the 200 million monthly active user mark in December 2012. And since Twitter was...
Rovio has more monthly active users than Twitter

Tired of flinging birds at pigs, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android [video]

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Rovio wants its fans to know that it’s more than a one-trick birdie. The pride of Finnish mobile gaming on Thursday finally released Amazing Alex for iOS and Android devices, a game that features an even more diverse array of physics-based puzzles than the company’s classic Angry Birds. The...
Tired of flinging birds at pigs, Rovio launches Amazing Alex for iOS and Android [video]

Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25% of all downloads

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If you'd just put down Angry Birds Space for a moment, maybe we could tell you that mobile apps are kind of a big deal. How big of a deal? How's about 45.6 billion downloads just this year -- that's a serious amount of birds lost in space! All...
Gartner: Free apps dominate market, iOS App Store accounts for 25% of all downloads

AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to More Customers

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AT&T announced today that it is planning to allow any customer "with an LTE device" on a "tiered data plan" to use iOS 6's FaceTime over Cellular feature. Previously, only customers with a Mobile Share plan could use the feature. In practice, the change only affects iPhone 5 customers with...
AT&T Expands FaceTime Over Cellular Access to More Customers

Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

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Foxconn confirms there is an Apple television in the works, the makers of Angry Birds have a new game franchise, and you may be able to pay Facebook to promote your status update. [Read more]...
Pay $2 to promote your Facebook status?

What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

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The European Commission vice president sings the computing industry's praises -- but offers few suggestions to help it solve the EU's economic woes. [Read more]...
What inspires EC's Neelie Kroes? Angry Birds

Star Wars, Angry Birds mash-up? Yes, please

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Could an event next week in NYC mean we're getting a Star Wars version of Angry Birds? We sure hope so! [Read more]...
Star Wars, Angry Birds mash-up? Yes, please

Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France

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Yesterday, we noted that early iPad mini pre-orders were en route to customers and that resellers were receiving shipments ahead of Friday's official launch for the Wi-Fi models. French site igen.fr now shares some unboxing photos [Google translation] from a customer who pre-ordered a white iPad mini from French reseller...
Unboxing Photos from Early iPad Mini Delivery Surface in France

Believe It Or Not, There's A Way To Get Android Apps On Your Mac (GOOG, AAPL)

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If you're bummed out that certain Android apps don't have an iOS counterpart, you might have some good luck on the way. BlueStacks is a piece of software that lets you run Android apps on your Mac. It's still very early in its development, but anyone with a Mac can...
Believe It Or Not, There's A Way To Get Android Apps On Your Mac (GOOG, AAPL)
Amazing Alex is the No. 1 paid app in over 50 countries, but can't crack the top grossing charts

Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

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It's inspired artwork, sketch shows and even a Pomplamoose cover, but flinging feathery fowl is ultimately a serious business. Rovio has announced that in 2011, it made a huge $106.3 million turnover and a whopping $67.6 million in profit (before tax). Fueled by the success of Angry Birds, Seasons...
Rovio makes a Mighty Eagle's $68 million in profit in financial squawk

Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

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OMGPOP’s Draw Something, as we’ve reported, has become a huge mobile gaming success, prompting a quick acquisition of OMGPOP by Zynga . And while I went into some of the factors for Draw Something’s success, one reason that may have gone overlooked is how well the game is doing in China,...
Draw Something’s unlikely power boost: China

Jury Reaches Verdict in Apple vs. Samsung Trial

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According to CNET, the jury has reached a verdict in the Apple vs. Samsung trial. More as it develops. Recent Mac and iOS Blog Stories • Engineers Detail Extensive Efforts to Rewrite Facebook iOS App • Evernote and Moleskine Partner on 'Smart Notebooks' • Video Shows What an iPhone...
Jury Reaches Verdict in Apple vs. Samsung Trial

Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

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Yeah. We know. There are pretty much as many ways to play Angry Birds, as there are people who play it. That's a lot. However, the Super Angry Birds controller you see above speaks to us. Why? Because it's not just a sling shot, or a fudged use of...
Super Angry Birds USB controller puts the sling back in your shot (video)

Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU

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Zynga’s Bubble Safari Ocean takes the No. 1 spot on our list of top Facebook apps growing by monthly active users this week with 22 percent gain. Titles on our list gained the most MAU of any apps on the platform, growing from between 300,000 and 4.2 million MAU, based on our AppData tracking service....
Bubble Safari Ocean, Angry Birds Star Wars, Yelp and more on this week's top 20 Facebook apps growing by MAU
30M Angry Birds downloads for Christmas, LocalScope, Words With Friends, Chase Mobile, NY Times, Word Derby, SpringPad, and more
'Mario' creator Shigeru Miyamoto is an 'Angry Birds' fan

Angry Birds Space gets 50M downloads, sets record pace

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Attention, mobile game developers: Here’s your new mark to beat. Angry Birds maker Rovio today announced that “Angry Birds Space” reached 50 million downloads in its first 35 days on the market, making it the fastest-growing mobile game in history, according to the company. In addition to capitalizing on the...
Angry Birds Space gets 50M downloads, sets record pace

Angry Birds games have 200m monthly active players

www.guardian.co.uk
'In any given day, we have 20-30m people playing our games connected,' says Rovio's Andrew StalbowEarlier in 2012, Rovio Entertainment announced that its Angry Birds games had been downloaded more than 1bn times. But how many people are actively playing them? Executive vice president Andrew Stalbow has provided some new...
Angry Birds games have 200m monthly active players

Angry Birds maker's new franchise

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Rovio releases its first non-Angry Birds title in three years in an effort to diversify its range of video games....
Angry Birds maker's new franchise
An over-abundance of apps isn't the same as app burnout
Nook Simple Touch multitouch hack turns e-reader into a monochrome $99 Android tablet

Angry Birds, the cartoon series, due this fall

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Game maker Rovio reveals that an animated series and movie about the wildly popular game are in the works. [Read more]...
Angry Birds, the cartoon series, due this fall

Instagram Soars To 50 Million Users And Gains 5 Million New Users Per Week

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Instagram has more than 50 million users and it's gaining about 5 million users per week, Mashable reports. It started April with 30 million users and had about 35 million when it was acquired by Facebook for $1 billion. It hit the 40 million milestone in mid-April. The recent release...
Instagram Soars To 50 Million Users And Gains 5 Million New Users Per Week

Fall of Angry Birds & some other posts you should read

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The fall of Angry Birds – Trey Smith, a San Diego, CA-based game developer crunches the numbers on Angry Birds, and offers up an explanation to why it has fallen in the app store ranking. He argues that mobile gaming is becoming all about “free to play.” Telcos and their...
Fall of Angry Birds & some other posts you should read
Rovio Accounts will sync 'Angry Birds' progress across all your devices

Google Play cracks down on "confusingly similar" apps

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With the latest changes to its developer policy, Google seems to making a serious effort to try to impose some sort of order on the wild west town that is its Google Play Android app store. The most important change for the unsavvy consumer might be the new restrictions on...
Google Play cracks down on "confusingly similar" apps
How Android and iOS became smartphone superpowers (infographic)

Angry Birds go to Mars, make first contact with astronaut pig

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The latest update in the birds' space-race brings on 20 levels of Red Planet goodness. [Read more]...
Angry Birds go to Mars, make first contact with astronaut pig

Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days

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Further demonstrating the size of its pig-smashing franchise, Rovio has announced that Angry Birds Space has topped more than 100 million downloads, reaching the milestone in just 76 days. The company shared the figure via a tweet posted to the official Angry Birds Twitter account, embedding a celebratory image to...
Angry Birds Space hits 100 million downloads in just 76 days
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