Angry Birds

Angry Birds maker lays off 40 percent of its staff

Rovio, the embattled developer of Angry Birds and other mobile titles, announced plans to lay off nearly 40 percent of its workforce as part of "restructuring." The company says it'll refocus on games, media, and consumer products.

Gaming

Angry Birds 2 has 10 million downloads, but its money grubbing ruffles feathers

Rovio's Angry Birds 2 has got off to a flying start (apologies), reaching 10 million downloads in just three days. However, the way the company has incorporated the freemium model into the game appears to have upset a fair few players.

Gaming

Angry Birds 2 launching later this month for mobile platforms

After countless updates, ports, and spin-offs, Rovio's landmark 2009 mobile hit Angry Birds will at last see a true sequel released for mobile platforms at the end of July.

Gaming

Top 5 best iPhone games you need to play this week

When it comes to the App Store, it can be challenging to find the best iPhone games, so to help you discover the best of what's available, here's our roundup of our favorite games.

Mobile

New images for Batman v. Superman, Assassin’s Creed, and Angry Birds movies debut

The studios responsible for the Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Assassin's Creed, and Angry Birds movies have debuted some new images from the films' marketing campaigns ahead of this year's Licensing Expo.

Movies & TV

Angry Birds developer Rovio has clipped wings, as profits continue to decline

Angry Birds developer Rovio reported a 73 percent decrease in operating profits from 2013, down to just $10.8 million for all of 2014. This sharp drop was blamed on a decline in licensing revenue.

Mobile

Angry Birds creator Rovio to lay off 130 staff as it tries to ‘reignite growth’

Falling profits and unsustainable expansion have led Angry Birds maker Rovio to make job cuts as it undergoes restructuring in an effort to "reignite growth." Up to 130 positions, equal to 16 percent of the company's workforce, are likely to go.

Gaming

Angry Birds movie set to soar in 2016 with star-studded cast

Celebrating the milestone of one billion birds flung from its catapult, Rovio has revealed the cast list behind its forthcoming Angry Birds movie. The big names include Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, and Maya Rudolph.

Movies & TV

Robot learns how to play Angry Birds and helps children with disabilities in the process

At the Georgia Institute of Technology, researchers are using a humanoid robot, an Android tablet and "Angry Birds" to advance a project that will help the rehabilitation of children with disabilities.

Cool Tech

Rovio and Hasbro team up for Angry Birds Transformers

Rovio and Hasbro announced new mobile game, toy line, and other products planned for partnership on Angry Birds Transformers mash-up franchise.

Gaming

Jolla to release Sailfish launcher app for Android, so it’s easier to try the new mobile OS

Jolla has announced its Sailfish OS is about to reach version 1.0, and when it does, a separate launcher app for Android will be released, giving more people a chance to try the new mobile operating system.

Mobile

Angry Birds creator claims no Internet devices may be safe from NSA

A new batch of documents leaked by Edward Snowden show that the National Security Agency and GCHQ, its counterpart in the UK, have been working to develop ways to access a wealth of personal data through so-called “leaky” apps.

Mobile

Jetsetter: Angry Birds go Bollywood as Rovio tries to take India

This week in Jetsetter, we talk about how games change when they cross cultures and look at how the maker of Angry Birds is thinking about changing its game in India. Then we check in on a fast growing game maker in China who's partnered with Konami and…

Gaming

Rovio to launch Angry Birds Go! December 11, catapulting skills not required

Finnish game developer Rovio said Tuesday it'll launch its new Angry Birds Go! game on December 11, though the fact that it's a downhill racing game means your finely tuned catapulting skills will not be required.

Gaming

Best Windows Phone Games

Microsoft might be a distant third in the mobile race, but that doesn't mean there aren't plenty of fun, addicting games for the Windows Phone. Check out our roundup of Best Windows Phone games.

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