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Angry Birds generated $106 million for Rovio in 2011

Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

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Finnish game studio Rovio, the company behind the successful Angry Birds franchise, this morning reported its financial results for 2011 (via Guardian). The company says it booked revenue of 75.4 million euros ($106,3 million) and earned 48 million euros ($67.6 million) before taxes in 2011, which comes down to 64...
Angry Birds maker Rovio saw $106.3m in revenues in 2011, prepares to go public

Facebook's Status: S-1 Filed For $5 Billion IPO

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It took the whole day, but Facebook finally—as many expected—filed its S-1 with the Securities Exchange Commission for its long-awaited IPO. While guesstimates for how much Facebook would try to raise ranged from $5 billion to $10 billion, in the end, it was the lower of that range: $5...
Facebook's Status: S-1 Filed For $5 Billion IPO

Sony continues its executive reshuffle as Kunimasa Suzuki replaces mobile chief Bert Nordberg

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Sony’s executive reshuffle continues apace after it announced that Bert Nordberg, current President and CEO of Sony Mobile, will step down from his position, making way for Kunimasa ‘Kuni’ Suzuki — current Executive Vice President of Sony – who will assume his role from May 16 2012. As a result of the reshuffle,...
Sony continues its executive reshuffle as Kunimasa Suzuki replaces mobile chief Bert Nordberg

WordPress.com Launches Restaurant Vertical As It Pushes Platform Well Beyond Basic Blogging

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Restaurants are kind of notorious for having painful web experiences — either with websites that are horribly basic and out of date, or needlessly souped up with music and Flash animation. So it was good news today when web publishing stalwart WordPress.com rolled out a new set of templates...
WordPress.com Launches Restaurant Vertical As It Pushes Platform Well Beyond Basic Blogging
Impossible Software Is About To Do Impossible Things With Your Video
Hong Kong-Based Telecoms & Mining Firm Pays €1M For 6.25% Stake In Finnish MeeGo Startup Jolla
Apple tops Google in cooperate reputation, study shows
Angry Birds creator Rovio says merchandising is 30 percent of revenue

Dell's acquisitions not yet paying dividends

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Dell's effort to move away from PCs into enterprise products has been slow as the company battles a challenging economy and tries to weave together acquisitions in a coherent manner. Dell's legacy has been entrenched in the PC business, but in recent years it has focused on moving into...
Dell's acquisitions not yet paying dividends

Lenovo Plans Push in Servers and Storage, CEO Says

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Lenovo Group Ltd. is setting its sights on new business areas such as servers and the market for smartphones in the developed world, its chief executive said, even as it sticks by a vision of promise in the troubled personal-computer industry. In an interview on Thursday, Lenovo Chief Executive Yang...
Lenovo Plans Push in Servers and Storage, CEO Says

Facebook's Q4 Payments Revenue Flat At $256M After $66M Revenue Charge

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Facebook has been making some efforts to grow new business areas beyond advertising in areas like Gifts and Facebook Credits in apps, but so far the company has failed to convert that into meaningful growth. The company today reported Q4 revenues of $256 million for payments — which includes services...
Facebook's Q4 Payments Revenue Flat At $256M After $66M Revenue Charge

Comcast mimics FON, creating a crowdsourced hotspot network in millions of homes

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As Comcast and its cable partners revealed today it already has the largest Wi-Fi hotspot in the U.S., but the cable provider has plans to make that Wi-Fi network bigger – far bigger. Monday at the National Cable and Telecommunications Association conference in Washington, D.C., Comcast said it has begun...
Comcast mimics FON, creating a crowdsourced hotspot network in millions of homes

Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

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We all know what a wild success the Angry Birds franchise has been for Rovio, with the best-selling mobile games spawning cookbooks, toys and much more besides. Today the company revealed just what kind of an impact that has had on its bottom line: The company today issued a statement...
Rovio’s Big Year: Angry Birds Helps Gaming Company Soar To $106M In Sales,648M Downloads

Intertainment and Avena acquire platform, key patents of mobile local search firm Poynt

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Canadian consolidation as ‘technology incubator’ Intertainment Media and mobile mapping specialist Avenza today announced that they’ve banded together to acquire assets from Poynt, a struggling maker of mobile, location-aware search and advertising products. Intertainment and Avenza will both acquire Poynt’s platform and patents, split 50/50, for an undisclosed sum, and...
Intertainment and Avena acquire platform, key patents of mobile local search firm Poynt

This Guy Is Now Totally In Charge Of Google's Assault On Microsoft (GOOG, MSFT)

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Google exec Sundar Pichai spoke very clearly and intelligently about Google Apps and the company's enterprise business at the Goldman Sachs Technology conference in San Francisco It was kind of striking. After all, Pichai is the Chrome guy. What does he know about Apps? In Larry Page's big reorg...
This Guy Is Now Totally In Charge Of Google's Assault On Microsoft (GOOG, MSFT)

Angry Birds maker Rovio reports £60.8m revenues for 2011

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Finnish developer's earnings before tax for year top £38.7m thanks to 200m monthly active usersAngry Birds has generated hundreds of millions of downloads for Finnish mobile games firm Rovio Entertainment, but the company's financial results for 2011 reveal just how lucrative the franchise was that year.The company has reported total...
Angry Birds maker Rovio reports £60.8m revenues for 2011

Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda

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Livebookings, the restaurant booking and marketing service that competes with services like OpenTable, is announcing today that it has picked up another $24 million (£15 million) in funding to continue growing its business in Europe and beyond. The news highlights two trends we’ve seen emerging recently around here: companies dedicated...
Europe’s ‘OpenTable’ Livebookings Eats Up Another $24M From Balderton, Wellington, Ekstranda
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