• Angry Birds Maker Rovio Raises $42 Million From Accel, Atomico And Felicis

    Rovio, the Finnish entertainment media company who famously operates the Angry Birds franchise, has raised $42 million in Series A funding. The round was co-led by Accel Partners and Atomico Ventures, the VC firm created by Skype co-founder Niklas Zennström, who will be joining Rovio’s board. ‘Super angel fund’ Felicis Ventures also participated. Currently, Angry Birds is… Read More

  • Angry Birds Hits 50m Downloads And Plans To Spread Simple Purchases On Android

    Idosyncratic Rovio, the company behind the smash hit Angry Birds game, likes to do things differently. Today they live streamed a press announcement about the game’s latest achievements, which featured an indie band, The Ran. The main announcement was about “Bad Piggy Bank”. This is an in-game payment model for Angry Birds on Android which lets users either remove the ad on… Read More

  • Rovio CEO: We Have 40 People Working On Angry Birds (Le Web)

    In an on-stage interview at Le Web 10 in Paris, Rovio CEO Mikael Hed talked about one of the most popular games ever to hit mobile phones all around the world: Angry Birds. Can you share some of the latest numbers? We’ve sold 12 million copies of Angry Birds to date, and we’ve seen about 30 million downloads of the free app. The majority of revenues comes from the iPhone, and a lot… Read More

  • Angry Birds Will Rock You (Mashup Video)

    Angry Birds, the best-selling mobile game from Europe’s Rovio, is turning into quite a cultural phenomenon. No doubt, you’ve seen the viral video featuring the angry birds and pigs in peace treaty talks – I’ve embedded it below in case you’ve been living under a rock the past few days and haven’t seen that one yet. Here’s another that’s bound to… Read More

  • Angry Birds Plush Toys go up for pre-order, will ship in December

    Got Angry Birds Fever (I guess calling it “Angry Bird Flu” might be a bad idea), but can’t muster up the energy to build a man-sized Angry Birds costume? Want something a bit more portable? Don’t fret. We’ve known for a while now that Rovio Mobile was working on a line of plush toys based on their ever-frustrated Birds. Hell, we’ve seen the things a bunch… Read More

  • Leaked Pic: The Full Line Of Angry Birds Plush Toys

    We are somewhat obsessed here with the iPad game Angry Birds (and really, who isn’t?). When we first caught wind that the Finnish company behind the game, Rovio, will be branching out into movies and plush toys, we were intrigued. When we obtained photographic evidence of one of these toys, we were ecstatic. (Not ecstatic, but pretty excited nonetheless). Now… Read More

  • 'Angry Birds' iPhone Game To Get Line Of Toys, Possibly Movie

    According to Variety, Rovio, the company that makes ‘Angry Birds‘ has been shopping the beloved iPhone game around Hollywood, and currently rolling out some franchising deals. “Rovio, the Finnish creator of the hit iPhone and iPad game, which has sold more than 6.5 million downloads, wants to turn the property into a major franchise that crosses over to other platforms… Read More

  • WowWee launches new RS Tri-bot robot

    Just in time for Christmas commercial bonanza, WowWee unveiled the latest robot in its Robosapien line: RS Tri-bot. The little guy seems to sport Rovio-ish ‘legs’ but also an interactive talking feature that is sure to amuse your little sister – or, for our ‘grown up’ peeps, your cat. The whole thing is controlled via a tilt-sensor equipped remote that gives… Read More

  • Three informative WowWee Rovio commercials

      The production Rovio launched a few days ago and just uploaded a few videos that showcase the little guy’s key features. So, if you are still unclear what the Wifi remote control webcam robot thingie does, check out the one above and the two after the jump. Read More

  • Hammacher Schlemmer selling WowWee Rovio under the totally uncool name of Anywhere Home Sentry

    Just think of what you could do with the Hammacher Schlemmer Anywhere Home Sentry, or as we know it by and are going to refer to it as, the WowWee Rovio. You have full control over the $299, three-wheeled bot via an internet-connected browser and can even interact with those in sight of the Rovio thanks to a 640 x 480 video cam and a microphone / speaker setup. The three-wheel alignment… Read More

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