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'Angry Birds' Movie Will Finally Answer This Important Question

Director Clay Kaytis and producer John Cohen reveal new details about how they turned Rovio's mobile game 'Angry Birds' into a new movie.

Executive at Struggling Rovio, Maker of Angry Birds, Pushes Silver Lining

2 days agoTechnology : Bits

Rovio, the Finnish gaming company behind the Angry Birds franchise, has faced cutthroat competition from upstart rivals in the increasingly competitive world of online gaming.

Sonic the Hedgehog zooms into Angry Birds Epic

Sonic the Hedgehog has been a gaming icon for decades, and now he’s lending his powers to Rovio’s Angry Birds’ brand. The Finnish tech giant has revealed the latest instalment in its Sega partnership, one that will see Sonic appear in Angry Birds Epic, an Angry Birds spin-off RPG (role-playing game). The fastest blue hedgehog […]

What Are “8-Bit Graphics,” Exactly?

More than a few games on the App Store boast retro-style 8-bit graphics, including Rovio’s airplane game Retry. But what are “8-bit graphics,” exactly? And how many App Store games deserve to call themselves 8-bit? AppSpy takes an in-depth...Show More Summary

'Angry Birds' Developer Layoffs No Surprise In Volatile Mobile Industry

Angry Birds 2 maker Rovio laid off 260 employees Wednesday. That's one third of its total workforce, and follows 130 job cuts in 2014. “This is personally a difficult decision,” said Rovio’s CEO Pekka Rantala in a statement. “However, it is certain that a leaner and more agile Rovio is absolutely necessary [...]

GamesBeat weekly roundup: YouTube gaming launches, Nintendo opens to Hollywood, and Rovio cuts jobs

Welcome to another GamesBeat weekly roundup! You can tell that the holiday season is getting close, because we published a ton of game reviews this week, including Mega Man Legacy Collection, Until Dawn, and Disney Infinity 3.0. We also covered the launch of Hearthstone’s second expansion, The Grand Tournament. Happy reading, and have a great […]

Tracking mobile games millionaires: downloads peak early, revenues later

Research claims that 10-15% of iOS and Android ‘top-performing’ games reach $1m in revenues, but only 20% of those go on to reach $10m Angry Birds maker Rovio’s decision to lay off 38% of its staff is the latest reminder that the mobile...Show More Summary

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 exploded. But in reality, all games eventually...Show More Summary

Rovio plans to cut jobs to reset its course

Rovio, the developer behind Angry Birds, has plans to terminate up to 260 employees as the company works to reset its course after it “did too many things”. According to the CEO, Pekka Rantala, "This is personally a difficult decision. Show More Summary

Have the Angry Birds lost their charm? Rovio cuts 1/3 of its workforce

Rovio, the company behind Angry Birds, has now cut 260 jobs from its workforce of originally 700. A sign that Angry Birds has lost its charm?

Angry Birds maker Rovio takes aim at staff, axes a third of them

O Rovio, Rovio, wherefore art thou, Rovio? Angry Birds maker Rovio has announced plans to lay off 260 employees.…

Rovio to Cut Another 260 Jobs

The developers of Angry Birds continue to slim down by slashing 260 jobs. The cuts will have an impact on every part of Rovio’s organisation, except for the Angry Birds movie currently in production in North America. With 260 fewer people...Show More Summary

Here's why the maker of Angry Birds just cut a third of its workforce

When's the last time you saw a kid wearing an Angry Birds shirt? That just may be the problem. Rovio, the Finnish game company responsible for the Angry Birds franchise, announced today it was cutting up to 260 jobs, or about 35% of its workforce of about 700 people. Show More Summary

"Angry Birds" Creator Rovio To Lay Off One-Third Of Employees

The game manufacturer is downsizing to focus its efforts on the Angry Birds movie—but can a feature film save Rovio? Rovio, the gaming company behind the hit Angry Birds franchise, is axing 37% of its workforce—260 jobs, to be exact. Employees working on the company's long-awaited 3-D feature film will not be affected by the cuts. Read Full Story

Angry Birds developer announces 270 job cuts

Rovio Entertainment has announced another round of layoffs bringing the total number to 370 within a year. Today’s count includes 260 employee redundancies which will allow the company to restructure its primary business areas. These areas are: consumer products, games and media. CEO Pekka Rantala said another reason for the layoffs was the firm’s “exceptional” […]

Angry Birds Maker Rovio Cuts Jobs

Finnish computer game developer said it plans to lay off as many as 260 employees, over a third of its staff, amid declining profit and revenue.

'Angry Birds' maker Rovio plans to refocus on games after layoffs

Angry Birds maker Rovio announced Wednesday that it's laying off up to 260 people, a result of the company trying to do "too many things" in the last few years. The restructuring, according to Rovio CEO Pekka Rantala, will allow theShow More Summary

Angry Birds maker Rovio plans layoffs in restructuring

Popular mobile game maker Rovio Entertainment says it plans to restructure its business and lay off up to 260 people because the company took on "too many things" during the past few years.

'Angry Birds' Maker Rovio to Cut 37% of Its Staff

Image: Rovio “Angry Birds” maker Rovio said this morning that it would lay off as many as 260 employees, or around 37 percent of its workforce, in order to cut costs and “sharpen focus” on its core businesses of games, media, and consumer products. Show More Summary

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