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Mark Wilson: "With just an SLR and a Kinect, these striking, 3-D avatars come to life. So what does tech like this herald for the future of film-making?"
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David MacDougall: "The Finnish gaming company behind Angry Birds — with more than 1 billion downloads to date — is now spreading its wings beyond the virtual world" ...
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Peter Vesterbacka talks growth, entertainment brands, and why it's okay for Rovio to make mistakes...
In an overcrowded and over-hyped marketplace, how do you generate genuine buzz around a smartphone launch? Samsung tapped the most popular birds in the world.
For nearly two years, the casual game market has belonged to Angry Birds.
Rovio Entertainment, creator of Angry Birds, plans to launch an IPO in 2012.
Angry Birds enthusiasts, gather ‘round. Your dream of entering a larger than life, Angry Birds-themed world is now a reality. A theme park based on the popular cellphone videogame has opened in Changsta, a city in China's Hunan province.
Why did MTV, the pop culture television icon and Angry Birds, the predominant, casual gaming juggernaut, partner up? But more specifically, why did they partner up to combat a major social issue like cyberbullying?
DRC: Turns out MTV take their commitment to their audience very seriously ...
To analyze the potential of Angry Birds, I’m going to first look at what Rovio (by design or happenstance) did right, and then consider what it needs to do in order to create a franchise that can be extended and sustained beyond the core game...
[Why do some ideas take-off? Is it just luck? This article answers some of those questions in relation to the success of Angry Birds.]
Rovio's Mikael Hed tells music industry audience that embracing pirates can attract new fans...
[Here's an interesting take on things - piracy as a form of informal marketing.]
Two Apple iPads and a plush "Angry Birds" doll, based on the mobile video game, will be launching on Russian spacecraft soon, bound for the International Space Station.
Angry Birds is now literally out of this world! Really Cool. I wonder if we can convince NASA to take a Matmi game up there ? Little bit of Pocket Warwick to keep the astronuts entertained on the long journey perhaps ?
Well, Rovio doesn't need much of an introduction: It's the company behind the now ubiquitous game that features everybody's favorite affronted and chafed birds.
Finland's Rovio plans to use its Angry Birds game for movies, books and toys, testing the franchise appeal of one of the best-known mobile apps.