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Angry Birds
2014-01-29 04:15:15

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Rovio Entertainment, creators of the popular Angry Birds games franchise, said on Tuesday that it does not share user data, or collude or collaborate with any government spy agencies such as the NSA or Britain’s GCHQ. The Espoo, Finland-based firm issued the statement a day after the disclosure of new documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden which suggest that the NSA and the GCHQ are tapping “leaky” smartphone...

Angry Birds Game Maker Gives Bad Piggies Chance To Fight Back
2012-09-05 14:05:25

John Neumann for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Every war has more than one side and in the war between the egg-stealing pigs and rancorous angry birds, we have only sympathized with the aggrieved birds. Now however, Finnish game maker Rovio is giving us a view of the battle from the pigs side of the battle lines. The game we know and love uses a slingshot to catapult birds to destroy green pigs hidden in fortresses, and has become the fastest-growing game on Facebook. Sequels of...

AmazingAlexLogo
2012-07-12 15:57:39

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Rovio has never been quiet about their desire to branch out into other markets and franchises. The Finnish developers of the runaway gaming hit Angry Birds have announced plans to create an Angry Birds cartoon and have already built Angry Birds theme parks. They´ve also licensed out their characters to other companies. (Whom among us hasn´t seen an Angry Birds plush doll, T-Shirt or gummy snack at our local mega-mart?)...

Angry Birds Maker Could Have $9 Billion Valuation
2012-05-07 13:13:12

It´s the gaming phenomenon that´s leaving its mark on our generation. Its newest iteration has been download over 10 million times and it´s soon to be featured on television screens and playgrounds the world over. It´s the Angry Birds, and they aren´t showing any sign of slowing down. According to Reuters, Angry Birds creators Rovio Entertainment have announced sales of their popular video game have jumped “tenfold” to $100 million last year. This is...

Angry Birds Space Tops 50 Million Downloads
2012-05-01 04:13:26

Peter Suciu for Redorbit.com There seems to be no calming the flock of Angry Birds, the popular social game that has just gone stellar in more ways than one. According to its publisher, Rovio, Angry Birds Space has been downloaded more than 50 million times in its first 35 days on the market. That´s a lot to chirp about as it becomes the fastest-growing mobile game released to date. The flock of followers is also impressive, and 75 million downloads in the series proves the bird...

Angry Birds On A Mission To Attack Your Television
2012-04-02 13:10:38

From the iPhone to your television set and elsewhere, Rovio´s mega-franchise Angry Birds will now be a part of a new cartoon slated for release this autumn. Speaking at the MIPTV conference in Cannes, Nick Dorra, head of Rovio´s animation division said, “We´re going to roll out a weekly animation series later this year of short-form content," according to The Guardian. Their story is widely known: Angry Birds started as a game for the iPhone in 2009 and became a nearly...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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