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  • Blog Post: Rovio Spins Off Research-Based Education Initiative Into New Startup

    Rovio has announced that it is letting its educational programming take wing as a new startup company. Fun Academy, which will license the Angry Birds brand, has detailed how it has and will continue to work in the classroom with Angry Birds Playground. The initiative launched alongside a website detailing... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Announces Layoffs Of 213 Employees

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has confirmed plans to lay off 213 employees. This is fewer than the 260 that were announced when the cuts were revealed in August . The job cuts come with a plan to restructure the company to focus on three key areas: games, media, and consumer products. Angry Birds has exploded... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Will Fly In Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

    They’ve invaded smartphones, energy drinks, and even theme parks, so what’s one more box on the checklist? Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced that series mascot Red is receiving his own float in the 89th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The Angry Birds float features Red... More
  • Blog Post: First Angry Bird Movie Trailer Doesn't Feature Slingshots Or Forts

    Ready or not, the first Angry Birds Move trailer is finally upon us. Watch the first cinematic glimpse of your favorite ticked off birds and their weird-looking legs. The film adaptation of Rovio's popular mobile series was first announced nearly three years ago. Fans of Angry Bird should find the... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio To Cut 260 Job Cuts, Total Layoffs Now 40 Percent Of October 2014 Staffing

    Despite 50 million downloads of Angry Birds 2, Rovio is facing tough times. The company announced major staffing cuts this morning that will impact nearly all of its business units worldwide. The company announced restructuring around three core business areas: games, media, and consumer products. The... More
  • Blog Post: Lego And Angry Birds Team Up For New Construction Set

    Rovio, developer of Angry Birds, announced a partnership with Lego today that entails a new building set based on the ubiquitous birds. Lego Angry Birds is slated for a Spring 2016 release. This partnership is in support of the Angry Birds movie , which premieres Summer 2016. Details on the set itself... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Developer Rovio Lays Off Fewer Than Expected

    In October, Angry Birds devloper Rovio announced layoffs amounting to 15 percent of the company’s workforce . The impact is less than that, with 110 (rather than 130) employees affected. In addition to the layoffs, the company is also closing one of its studios. Its Finland operations will be consolidated... More
  • Blog Post: This Week In Mobile – Slash, Smash, Crash

    This week’s mobile highlights offer a good spread of genres and styles of play. From side-scrolling shooting to strategic trading card gameplay, there’s something for players of all speeds. Hail to the King: Deathbat Developer: Subscience Studios Platform: iOS , Android Price: $4.99 Hail... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Announces Work Force Cuts Of Over 15 Percent

    Angry Birds developer Rovio has announced changes to its business that will see the loss of up to 130 jobs. The news comes after a fiscal year that saw net profit drop by over 50 percent from €55.5 million ($70 million) to €26.9 million ($33.9 million). This year will also see a transition... More
  • Blog Post: Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, And More Confirmed For Angry Birds Movie

    Rovio revealed today a cast list for its upcoming Angry Birds movie and it includes Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, and Maya Rudolph among others. The full list includes an impressive collection of very funny people. Jason Sudeikis stars as Red (a bird with anger management issues), Josh Gad plays the fast... More
  • Blog Post: Artist Claims Pet Toy Company Robbed Her Of Angry Birds Profits

    A Seattle artist is suing the Hartz Mountain Company, through which she used to sell her Angry Birds cat toys. The line of products pre-dates Rovio’s hit mobile game series and Juli Adams claims that Hartz had no right to sell the trademark and, by extension, deprive her of revenues. According... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Prepares To Roll Out Angry Birds Transformers

    Rovio and Hasbro are teaming up for a new Angry Birds mashup. After the success of the Star Wars titles, Rovio has hooked a new license. Soon, Angry Birds will be more than meets the eye. Angry Birds Transformers is coming soon to mobile devices, and the title will make use of the Telepod function found... More
  • Blog Post: New Angry Birds Game Is An RPG

    The new Angry Birds game that is getting an “ epic soft launch " has become a bit more defined today. Titled Angry Birds Epic, Rovio's next entry in the series will be a turn-based, adventure RPG. Crafting will play a large role in Angry Birds Epic, and will possibly be used to as a hook... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio’s Angry Birds Stella Branches Series Off In New Direction

    Rovio’s Angry Birds have grown beyond the humble (and lucrative) mobile beginnings. Following yesterday's tease , the studio revealed a new direction for the property that will have an inspirational message. Angry Birds Stella is a departure from the birds-vs-pigs core of the existing games... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Preparing New Angry Birds Announcement For Tomorrow

    Rovio is planning to reveal details about something new for Angry Birds tomorrow. Rovio Teased out a few images today showing slightly colored silhouettes of what appears to be Angry Birds birds on twitter using the hash-tag #NewAngryBirds. Alongside the images it said, "Big adventure with new birds... More
  • Blog Post: Report: Angry Birds Among Apps Vulnerable To Government Data Collection

    A new report indicates that the National Security Agency has created means to collect personal data by using smartphone applications. Angry Birds is allegedly one of the programs that has been specifically targeted. The New York Times reports that government agencies can learn much from the data, including... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars Hitting Consoles This Fall

    Continuing its galactic dominance, developer Rovio and Activision have announced that Angry Birds Star Wars is coming to a multitude of new platforms this fall. Angry Birds Star Wars hits the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii U, Wii, Vita, and the 3DS on October 29. The upcoming version includes 20 new levels... More
  • Blog Post: Angry Birds Star Wars II Announced, Has Toy Component

    Rovio has officially announced Angry Birds Star Wars II, after teasing it a few days ago. The sequel, which is based on Star Wars episodes I-III, includes new birds, new levels, and the ability to align yourself with the Empire or the Rebellion. The game also features a new Telepods component, which... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Teases Angry Birds Star Wars Prequels

    A recent tweet from the official Angry Birds Twitter account seems to indicate that we can expect more Star Wars-themed Angry Birds, and we'll learn more very soon. The image that was shared shows an Angry Birds parody of one of Star Wars: Episode 1's movie posters , along with the date July... More
  • Blog Post: Rovio Releasing Game Based On The Croods Animated Film

    Rovio, creator of the famed mobile app Angry Birds, is teaming up with Dreamworks to develop a video game based on the upcoming animated film, The Croods. The game is going to be similar to the gameplay of Zynga’s Farmville where you must set traps to catch prehistoric animals -- basically a simulation... More
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