Angry Birds

  • Already On Everything Else, Angry Birds Ported To Rovio Exec’s Wife’s Dress

    Already On Everything Else, Angry Birds Ported To Rovio Exec’s Wife’s Dress

    Going to a fancy State Gala? Married to a Rovio executive? Angry Birds dresses are SO IN this season. If you’ve ever met Rovio CMO Peter Vesterbacka, you’ve probably learned two things: 1) Peter is good people, and 2) he really, really likes his Angry Birds sweatshirt. It’s rare to see him not wearing one. I’m convinced he travels with a suitcase full of them and burns… Read More

  • Can We Stop The Copycat Apps?

    Can We Stop The Copycat Apps?

    Last month, Alexia posted a short manifesto (“Stop Making Apps”), which basically expresses a serious case of app fatigue. It’s something most of us can relate to, at least passingly, in spite of knowing there’s no end to app production in sight. As long as there are downloaders, more apps there will be. While I encourage developers to continue making great apps, I… Read More

  • Rovio Said To Have Turned Down $2.25 Billion Acquisition By Zynga

    Rovio Said To Have Turned Down $2.25 Billion Acquisition By Zynga

    Ready for this week’s tale of someone turning down an absurd mountain of money in exchange for their company? According to a report by the New York Times, Rovio — makers of the Angry Birds series (and the accompanying heap of Angry Birds merchandise so plentiful that they’ve started opening up retail stores) — turned down $2.25 billion this past summer. The would-be buyer? Read More

  • Rovio Impersonators Try To Scam Angry Birds Fans In Android Market

    Rovio Impersonators Try To Scam Angry Birds Fans In Android Market

    With Angry Birds, Rovio found a way to transform normal, healthy people into raging bird-flinging addicts. This isn’t really that big of a deal — at least not in most cases — unless some shady app developers begin impersonating Rovio and selling fake apps on the Android Market. Did I mention that some shady app developers have started impersonating Rovio and selling fake apps… Read More

  • Rovio’s Angry Birds Flies Past Half A Billion Downloads

    Rovio’s Angry Birds Flies Past Half A Billion Downloads

    At the Slush 2011 event held today in Finland, Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka revealed a huge milestone for the company’s hit game, Angry Birds—500 million downloads over the past two years. Vesterbacka claims that’s the fastest growing game and most downloads of any game ever. It’s no secret that the game has been growing fast without any marketing dollars being spent. Read More

  • Fireside Chat With Peter Vesterbacka, With John Biggs

    With Angry Birds Merchandise, Rovio’s Peter Vesterbacka Plans To Out Pirate The Pirates

    As proven by the massive success of the Angry Birds plush line, the world has a hungry for real-world Angry Birds wares. No where is that more apparent than Beijing, where the halls of countless toy shops and electronics stores are filled foot to ceiling with sundry Bird-themed goods, from sweatshirts and jeans to candy and balloons. The catch? Rovio didn’t authorize any of it. Where… Read More

  • After 400 Million Downloads, Angry Birds Introduces New Bird; Movie Confirmed

    After 400 Million Downloads, Angry Birds Introduces New Bird; Movie Confirmed

    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. Back in September, a whopping month and a half ago, Rovio’s North American General Manager Andrew Stalbow revealed some brand growth stats at TechCrunch Disrupt in San Francisco, peeling back the curtain a bit. As… Read More

  • The Wopad V7+ Tablet Is All About Angry Birds

    The Wopad V7+ Tablet Is All About Angry Birds

    If you at all thought that the Angry Birds phenomenon was fizzling out… well, you were wrong. Rovio itself is doing plenty to make the brand “as iconic as Nintendo’s Mario or Mickey Mouse,” with cookbooks and new games and plush toys galore. But even outside of the company, Angry Birds is still a hit. Over in China, the Shenzhen Technology Co. built a tablet… Read More

  • What’s Cooking At Rovio? Angry Birds Cookbooks, Movies And – Gasp – Games (TCTV)

    What’s Cooking At Rovio? Angry Birds Cookbooks, Movies And – Gasp – Games (TCTV)

    I caught up with Peter Vesterbacka, Mighty Eagle at Rovio, the creators of the successful Angry Birds franchise, yesterday at the Planet Of The Apps conference in London. It wasn’t a huge secret, but I certainly didn’t know this: Vesterbacka tells me you will soon be able to buy Angry Birds-themed cookbooks; actual physical books and ebooks for Kindle, Nook and iPad. Read More

  • Angry Birds Costumes Arrive Just In Time For Halloween

    Angry Birds Costumes Arrive Just In Time For Halloween

    The man glassed the road, watching the long procession slump south across the valley, armed and ragged like a band of crusaders for some dark creed. The rain caught them earlier, somewhere further north, and now they were wet to the bone, all of them, their eyes all downcast save a pair who looked like the guards, janissaries still young and with enough energy to lift their heads to watch… Read More