Angry Birds

Angry Birds maker Rovio misses Q4 on sales of €73.9M, EPS of €0.10, closes London studio

Gaming and entertainment company Rovio continues to have a very hard time of it as it faces the music on the waning popularity of its once-might Angry Birds franchise. Today, the Helsinki-based compan

Angry Birds maker craters on bad guidance, losing half its market value

Angry Birds maker Rovio’s stock price tanked cratered after their latest quarterly earnings report painted a dismal future for the game maker. The stock is down 50 percent after the company sen

After a 4% pop, Rovio closes at a lackluster €11.50, level with its IPO price

Rovio, maker of the Angry Birds gaming franchise, saw a small pop of 4.3 percent in its first day of trading as a public company, but like the very birds that get catapulted in Rovio’s original

Angry Birds-maker Rovio priced IPO, valuing company at $1 billion

Angry Birds-maker Rovio Entertainment priced its IPO at 11.50 euros, at the top of its proposed range. It raises 30 million euros in proceeds. This values the company a little above $1 billion, just h

Angry Birds IPO expected to value parent Rovio at $1 billion

Remember Angry Birds? Apparently enough people are still playing it to justify an IPO. Rovio Entertainment, the Finnish parent of the popular smartphone game, is getting ready to go public on the Hels

Equity podcast: Uber’s board mess, the Angry Birds IPO and MongoDB files to go public

Hello and welcome back to Equity, TechCrunch's running attempt to make venture capital cool, despite the best efforts of the industry in question to fight back. Each week we try to de-obfuscate the o

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, is reportedly planning an IPO

Rovio, the Finnish company behind Angry Birds, is planning to go public “as early as next month,” Bloomberg reports. Citing sources, Bloomberg reports the IPO could value Rovio at $2 billi

Researchers have developed a flexible holographic smartphone screen that plays a mean game of ‘Angry Birds’

The first thing you do upon developing a flexible holographic smartphone display? Fire up a game of Angry Birds, naturally. All the rest of that smartphone functionality can wait until you’ve finish

Games Like Angry Birds Friends And Risk Hit The Chromecast Right Before The Holidays

We’ve gotten a fair bit of play out of Google’s latest $35 Chromecast leading up to the holidays. The games are pretty fun, and you can’t beat it for the price. In time for said holi

CEO Of Angry Birds Maker Rovio To Step Down After Just One Year

Citing a 'corporate' decision making process that left the company slow to respond to competition, <a target="_blank" href="">Rovio</a>, the company behind the Angry Birds franchi

Nokia’s Fall Means The Rise Of Startups In Finland

The Finnish economy, which has contracted for three years in a row, is still reeling, but the country’s rising startup scene is a careful indication that Finland - the land of a thousand lakes and t

As Rovio Restructures, Angry Bird Alums Launch Lightneer To Build Learning Games

Last week, when Helsinki-based Angry Birds publisher Rovio confirmed it would cut 213 jobs, it also said it would shut down its education division, with some of its education employees forming a sp

Angry Birds’ Rovio Cuts 213 Jobs, Axes Learning To Refocus On Games And Video

After announcing in August that it would cut up to 260 jobs, Rovio — maker of the Angry Birds games — today released details of the final number: the Finland-based company is letting go of

Why Angry Birds Games Aren’t Enough For Rovio

Earlier today, Rovio said it would lay off 260 employees. This was fascinating news to the Internet, given Rovio’s status as one of the vanguards of mobile gaming as the iPhone and Android exp

Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant

It looks like Angry Birds maker <a target="_blank" href="">Rovio</a> is having some troubles to pay the bills. The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its wo

Jolla Does Angry Birds Themed Android Launcher To Fling Its Sailfish OS Further

Jolla, the Finnish smartphone startup that expanded the MeeGo open source project into its own Sailfish OS, has released its first Android launcher -- to give users of Google's mobile platform a taste

Mikael Hed Steps Down As CEO Of Wavering Angry Birds Maker Rovio, Pekka Rantala Steps In

A changing of the hoodie at Rovio, the Finalnd-based creator of the catapulting Angry Birds series of casual games that has seen its profit fall by more than half in the last year: its CEO Mikael Hed

Kids Can Now Teach Robots To Play Angry Birds – For Science!

In what must be the cutest example of human-robot interaction I've seen in recent months, researchers at Georgia Tech are helping kids teach robots how to play Angry Birds and, in the process, help th

Rovio Looks To Tap The Power Of The AllSpark With Angry Birds Transformers

Finnish casual game maker Rovio is back at it with a new title in its Angry Birds series, this one a branded partnership like the Star Wars version released previously. The new game pairs Blockbuster

Angry Birds Epic Is Final Fantasy With Swine And Fowl, Hits Australia And Canada This Week

The next Angry Birds game features Rovio’s now very recognizable birds and pigs, but duking it out via different in-game combat mechanics in a turn-based RPG. Angry Birds Epic makes its debut in
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