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  • Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days

    Rovio: Angry Birds Space Downloaded 10M Times In 3 Days

    The Mighty Eagle has landed! Released late last week, the latest edition of Rovio’s Angry Birds franchise was downloaded 10 million times in its first three days. Unfortunately since the announcement came by way of a tweet, it doesn’t include detailed data concerning platform penetration or the number of people who paid $.99 for the extra levels (I did). But 10 million in three days! Read More

  • Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

    Angry Birds Space Lands At Last

    Bird-lovers and pig-haters, today is your lucky day: Rovio has finally pushed the button on the launch of its newest installation of its hugely successful Angry Birds franchise: Angry Birds Space. The game — which Mighty Eagle Peter Vesterbacka told us last week will be its biggest launch yet — is marked by new characters, a new physics engine and a whole new setting that will… Read More

  • Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

    Rovio Goes Gravity-Free With Angry Birds Space (Video)

    Curious how Rovio planned on dealing with physics in the forthcoming Angry Birds Space? I have been, too. If we presume that Rovio is playing by the physical laws of space, a lack of gravity fundamentally changes the game. But apparently, that’s the point. Rovio took us to the international space station, courtesy of the video below of course, to show us a little bit about how the… Read More

  • After Conquering The World, Our Favorite Angry Birds Head Into Space On March 22

    After Conquering The World, Our Favorite Angry Birds Head Into Space On March 22

    I’m not even going to pretend that you don’t know what Angry Birds is… that would be insulting to both you and the game. But do you know what Angry Birds Space is? Nah, I didn’t think so. And truth be told, I’m not quite sure what it is either. According to Rovio, Angry Birds Space will be the biggest launch for the company to date. Remember what a big deal… Read More

  • In-App Birdchases: Play Angry Birds On Facebook For Free, But Pay To Win

    In-App Birdchases: Play Angry Birds On Facebook For Free, But Pay To Win

    Angry Birds has just launched on Facebook, and developer Rovio is trying out a different business model that flocks together with other freemium games on the social network. Rather than make you pay $1 up front for a mobile download, there’s 4 new powerups that you can buy for cheap – just $1 for 20 uses. By expanding its in-app purchases beyond the level-beating Mighty Eagle… Read More

  • Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    Announcing The 2011 Crunchies Finalists And Tickets On Sale Now

    The nominations have been tabulated and the votes are in. Over 300,000 nominations were calculated across 20 categories. Along with our partners GigaOm and VentureBeat, we are very proud to announce the finalists for 2011’s best in technology. Voting begins now. For 2011, we’ve added some new categories. Best Location App, Best Cloud Services and Biggest Social Impact join the… 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

  • Backstage With Peter Vesterbacka

    Angry Birds’ Peter Vesterbacka: If Disney Were Alive Today, He Would Be Making Games For The iPhone

    In a little over two years of existence, the smartphone game Angry Birds is now a household name. A lesson in horizontal brand extension, Rovio “Mighty Eagle” Peter Vesterbacka wore an Angry Birds sweater and carried around a bouquet of Angry Birds mylar ballons, on not just one, but all days of the TechCrunch Disrupt Beijing conference. He is in China because the sprawling country… 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