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De La Soul team up with Angry Birds for marketing Action

De La Soul are the latest artist to team up with Finnish firm Rovio and its Angry Birds franchise. The rap trio have composed a new track for the Angry Birds Action! game – the song is called ‘Action’ – while also...
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Shakira and Rovio talk Love Rocks: ‘It really is a joint venture’

I just got Shakira’s ‘She Wolf’ album, and I paid for it in matches. Not of the firemaking kind, though: this isn’t some pop-up vinyl shop in Shoreditch with a quirky bartering payment system. Although give it time... ‘She...
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Spotify joins European Tech Alliance for EU lobbying

Spotify has joined mobile games firms King, Rovio and Supercell as well as a group of other tech firms to create a new body for lobbying European governments and the EU. The European Tech Alliance has as its president...
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Shakira teams with Angry Birds firm for Love Rocks mobile game

Shakira is the latest celebrity to launch her own mobile game, in partnership with Angry Birds publisher Rovio Entertainment. Love Rocks was released late last week, and involves swapping gems to make matches – more...
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The latest star of Angry Birds is… Shakira?

Shakira is the latest music star to appear in a mobile game, although in her case she is fluttering into an established franchise, rather than following Katy Perry, Britney Spears and Nicki Minaj in striking a deal to launch...
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Rovio’s wings clipped as Angry Birds firm plans layoffs

We’ve written regularly about the growth of mobile gaming, with huge audiences and soaring revenues for the most popular games. There’s a flipside though: even one of the most famous modern mobile gaming brands...
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How much money did Angry Birds make in 2012? £129m.

Finnish firm Rovio has published its financial results for 2012, revealing that its Angry Birds games helped it double revenues to £129m for the year, with net profits up 57% to £47m.
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New networks: Angry Birds, Talking Friends and Pocket Gems

Some of the best evidence for the speed at which a new brand can build scale on mobile devices comes from games. Example one: Angry Birds, with its publisher Rovio revealing yesterday that the series is now past the 1.7bn...
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Angry Birds firm has 263m monthly active users

The games' developer Rovio has announced that across all its titles it had 263m monthly active users in December, up from 200m at the end of 2011.
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25 developers take 50% of iOS/Android US app revenues

Analyst firm Canalys has put out some new estimates for how US app revenues are being carved up on iOS and Android.
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25 developers take 50% of iOS/Android US app revenues

Analyst firm Canalys claims that in the first 20 days of November, 25 developers hoovered up 50% of app revenue in Apple and Google's stores.
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Angry Birds now has a Star Wars deal

Rovio's Angry Bird game has become partner with Star Wars. The game will launch for iOS and Android on 8 November.