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.

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.

Angry Birds 2 launching later this month for mobile platforms 0:11

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.

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.

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…
Movies & TV

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.

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.

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…

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.

‘Angry Birds Star Wars II’ returns to a galaxy far far away, and brings toys with it

Rovio partners with Hasbro to add the new Telepods feature for 'Angry Birds Star Wars II'. Using a new line of toys and you mobile device's phone, you can transfer any toy character into the game at anytime.

‘Icebreaker A Viking Voyage’ Review: Rovio’s latest fun physics game

Rovio, the team behind Angry Birds, have started a publishing label for indie titles. It's first release with Rovio Stars is Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage, a great physics-based puzzle game with a sense of style and humor all its own.

Rovio’s ‘Angry Birds’ feature film slingshots to theaters in July 2016

Sony wins worldwide distribution rights to an upcoming animated feature-length film based on the popular 'Angry Birds' series of mobile games. Producers from 'Iron Man' and 'Despicable Me' are on board to help Rovio Entertainment bring its…