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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]
Rovio to give another teaser of Angry Birds Space (from space)

How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level

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Mikael Hed almost pulled the plug on Rovio while the Angry Birds were still in development. After several years in business, his mobile game company had yet to produce a hit. Rovio’s chief backer, Hed’s father, Kaj, was struggling to figure out how to keep the company going. “He told...
How the Angry Birds Almost Died Before the First Level

Angry Birds Star Wars, Netbot for App.net, GAME, Discovery Channel HD, more

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Angry Birds Star Wars: Rovio has been teasing the Star Wars edition of Angry Birds for a few weeks now, but today we get our first look at gameplay from the new title. The game appears to be just a Star Wars themed version of the traditional Angry Birds...
Angry Birds Star Wars, Netbot for App.net, GAME, Discovery Channel HD, more

This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between May 7 and 13. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, May 7 Emerging free iOS apps: 100 Floors, GifBoom and Race or Die 2 Rovio’s revenues jump 963% year-on-year to...
This week’s headlines from across Inside Network

2012: TechCrunch Year In Review

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We started the year at CES where it was clear that Samsung is the new Apple. Late January brought the Crunchies, our annual awards fest where we gave Dropbox the nod for startup of the year. We were also treated with the hip hop of Booby Hammer, son of...
2012: TechCrunch Year In Review
Amazing Alex is the No. 1 paid app in over 50 countries, but can't crack the top grossing charts

Tim Cook Publishes Open Letter on Maps for iOS 6

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has published an open letter to customers on the company's website addressing the criticism over the new Apple-powered Maps app in iOS 6. In the letter, Cook apologizes for not meeting expectations and mentions a number of alternative mapping solutions customers may wish to use while...
Tim Cook Publishes Open Letter on Maps for iOS 6

Angry Birds sequel 'Bad Piggies' launches today on iPad, we go hands-on

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Finnish game studio Rovio went from relatively unknown to center stage with the Angry Birds franchise. And in record time, too -- the first Angry Birds landed on Apple's iOS App Store in December 2009, less than three years ago, and has since become an international sensation. The birds...
Angry Birds sequel 'Bad Piggies' launches today on iPad, we go hands-on

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
Blottr, Amazing Alex, and More

iTunes in the Cloud for Movies Matches Digital Copies Included with Disc Purchases

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Tech of the Hub notes (via Wired) that the new upgrades to the iTunes in the Cloud services to include movies purchased from the iTunes Store have another benefit: matching of iTunes Digital Copies that are sometimes included with the purchase of films on DVD or Blu-ray.I purchased the...
iTunes in the Cloud for Movies Matches Digital Copies Included with Disc Purchases

Apps & updates: Netflix, Shazam, Bad Piggies, OmniFocus, more

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Bad Piggies: Rovio’s Bad Piggies doesn’t arrive on iOS and Mac until September 27th, but today we get our first look at the game in the first gameplay trailer above (via TechCrunch). The game takes place in the Angry Birds world, but appears to be quite a different experience....
Apps & updates: Netflix, Shazam, Bad Piggies, OmniFocus, more
Samsung’s Galaxy S II named best smartphone in the world, and Samsung is just getting started
Lower-Cost iPhone Said to Use 'Super-Thin' Plastic and Fiberglass Shell in 4-6 Colors

This week's headlines from across Inside Network

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A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between July 9 and 14. Inside Mobile Apps Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods. Monday, July 9 Nexon’s MapleStory returns to mobile with MapleStory Live Chartboost and TinyCo lure Kindle Fire devs with up to...
This week's headlines from across Inside Network

Mobile app news roundup: GREE, Google and iAd

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GREE opens Osaka studio – GREE has announced it will be opening a new domestic development studio in Osaka. The studio is scheduled to open in March according to Andriasang. Angry Birds crossing the final frontier – Rovio has revealed the newest expansion to its hit Angry Bird Franchise —...
Mobile app news roundup: GREE, Google and iAd
30M Angry Birds downloads for Christmas, LocalScope, Words With Friends, Chase Mobile, NY Times, Word Derby, SpringPad, and more

Angry Birds games have 200m monthly active players

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'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 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
'Mario' creator Shigeru Miyamoto is an 'Angry Birds' fan

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
RunWilder looks to mobile to build out an entertainment franchise for grownups
'Angry Birds Space' now available on iOS, Android, Mac, and PC

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

Sharp Reportedly Cutting iPad Display Production Amid Shift in Consumer Interest to iPad Mini

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Reuters reports that Sharp, one of Apple's primary display panel partners for its mobile devices, has slashed production of iPad displays at one of its plants. Sources did not indicate the reasons for the dramatic cut, but it appears to be a combination of a shift in consumer interest to...
Sharp Reportedly Cutting iPad Display Production Amid Shift in Consumer Interest to iPad Mini

T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

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In an effort to bring new and exclusive gaming and social features to T-Mobile customers, the telecom company has partnered with Zynga to create a widget that links to Zynga games available for T-Mobile customers starting today. The Zynga Games widget is said to make it easier for customers to...
T-Mobile partners with Zynga, brings games widget to customers

Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

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Peter Thiel. We may have screwed up a little on the Facebook IPO, admits NASDAQ [Wall Street Journal] Facebook stock starts trading in Europe [Bloomberg] The rise and fall of Yahoo’s Scott Thompson [New York Times] Rovio used its $42 million investment last year to pay its owners as new investors...
Booting Up: What Will Facebook Stock Do Now Edition

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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