Pekka Rantala, the new chief executive officer of Finland’s Rovio Entertainment, is accelerating the game studio’s transformation into an entertainment company focusing on plush toys and cartoons. The strategy largely hinges on a...Show More Summary
Rovio has been on a rocky road lately, but it still insists it can become the next Disney. We spoke to the company's new CEO, Pekka Rantala. When Fast Company first profiled Rovio in 2012, the company was riding high. Not only were Angry...Show More Summary
Everyone knows the Internet spread like wildfire. But did it really sweep America faster than radio or television? The answer isn’t clear.
Although the App Store is still full of freemium games like Angry Birds, Apple is pretty great when it comes to highlighting some of the more unusual titles that pop up on iOS — from the M.C. Escher gorgeousness of … Read more ›
Nokia HERE, Google Calendar, Stick Cricket 2, Snow White by Nosy Crow, Enlight, Angry Birds Stella POP!, Epic War TD 2 and more Continue reading...
To revive Angry Birds, the maker of the five-year-old mobile game is betting on Hollywood. ||| Amy Thomson London TO REVIVE Angry Birds, the maker of the five-year-old mobile game is betting on Hollywood. Pekka Rantala, the new chief...Show More Summary
Mobile giant banking on upcoming movie to reinvigorate merchandise sales.
Rovio’s Angry Birds are still household names as far as mobile mascots go, but the brand isn’t bringing in the money it used to. AppAdvice’s Brent Dinks looks into the issue further. While anything Angry Birds-related is still a big hit at my house, I can see how the global phenomenon is fading – just a bit. Show More Summary
It’s hard at the top. Mobile video game publisher Rovio Entertainment detailed Thursday its first revenue drop since the Finnish company hit it big with the Angry Birds franchise in 2009. Perhaps the saturation of the market with no less … Read more ›
The creator of the hugely successful Angry Birds franchise, Rovio Entertainment Ltd, has said that profits for the company fell dramatically during 2014. According to a report from TIME, the reason is said to be due to newer games overtaking the game’s popularity. Show More Summary
Angry Birds maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd. said Thursday its revenue and operating profit fell in 2014, another sign that the privately-held Finnish company has been struggling as new mobile games by other developers have surpassed Angry Birds in popularity and money-generating ability. Here's is Rovio's descent by the numbers.
The maker of the game is hoping that the upcoming Angry Birds film will help bolster a plunge in revenue.
Remember 2009? A time when all anyone could play or talk about seemed to be Angry Birds? Well, it’s not 2009 any more and the company’s financial position isn’t faring quite as healthily as it was back then, which is why it’s hoping its upcoming Angry Birds movie will help put it back on track to mega-profits. Show More Summary
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HELSINKI (Reuters) - Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal. Falling consumer product...Show More Summary
Game revenues rose, but consumer products fell during the year.
Mobile games maker Rovio reported its operating profit fell 73 percent last year due to a drop in its licensing business, a latest sign its breakthrough Angry Birds brand is losing its appeal. Falling consumer product business, which includes toys, clothing and brand licensing, adds to problems of...
Supercell and Angry Birds maker Rovio may grab most of the gaming headlines in Finland, but beyond those two hugely successful companies, there’s what some are calling a second boom in the country’s games industry. So when a new Finnish games studio founded by industry ‘veterans’ launches, it’s hard not to take notice. That’s just happened in the form of… Read More
Angry Birds, Final Fantasy VII and Tecmo Bowl with up-to-date NFL rosters – all on the Nintendo Entertainment System. These aren’t 8-bit parodies: these games were all actually created to run on the 1980’s console. From unofficial Asian knockoffs to homebrew titles, it’s surprising how many NES games are still being made. Show More Summary