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Angry Birds

Apple reveals top iPhone, iPad apps of 2010

December 9th, 2010

Apple revealed its top iOS apps of 2010 on Thursday, and the list is broken down into six categories — top free, top paid and top grossing apps for the iPhone and iPod touch, and the same three categories for the iPad. There aren’t many surprises to be found, with Angry Birds taking the top …

Google markets Angry Birds as AdMob success story, soon to net Rovio $1 million per month

December 3rd, 2010

Google’s mobile AdMob team has posted a YouTube video touting the advertising success of Rovio’s wildly popular  mobile game, Angry Birds. In the clip, Peter Vesterbacka, Rovio’s Mighty Eagle, says that his company prefers using the ad-supported model featured in the application’s Android version to the paid-application model seen in the iOS game. To date, Angry Birds has …

Angry Birds Halloween edition for iPhone and iPad scares me

October 21st, 2010

Why does it scare me? Because I already have no free time, and this just equals bad news. Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds have officially dropped the Angry Birds Halloween Special Edition in the Apple App Store. The game is priced at $0.99 for the iPhone / iPod touch, and $1.99 for an HD …

EA acquires Chillingo for $20mm; Angry Birds now angrier than ever

October 20th, 2010

Electronic Arts confirmed today that it will acquire Angry Birds publisher Chillingo in a deal rumored to be worth just under $20 million. Unfortunately the birds aren’t likely to see much of that cash, as Rovio, the developer behind the wildly popular mobile game, is not a part of the acquisition. In fact, Rovio has …

Angry Birds for Android gets over 1 million downloads in 1 day

October 17th, 2010

There is no denying the Angry Birds phenomenon. Rovio Mobile, the developers behind the multi-platform Angry Birds app, have just announced a staggering stat — over 1 million Android downloads in 1 day. Following yesterdays launch, GetJar had brief outages due to overwhelming traffic. Android users were told: “The page you are looking for is …

Angry Birds for Android available… for free

October 15th, 2010

Hey Android, Angry Bird fans… want to know why you’ll have a leg up on the rest of the Angry Bird-playing smartphone world? You’re version of Angry Birds is free! Rovio has just released the addicting, airborne-avian, game via site GetJar for the irresistible price of $0. Hit the jump to check out Rovio’s full …

Angry Birds public beta coming to Android Market on Friday

September 1st, 2010

The gang over at Talk Android have gotten the scoop from Rovio — makers of Angry Birds — about their immediate plans for Google’s mobile OS. In an email to TA, Rovio writes: This week, we were planning to run a closed beta test of Angry Birds Lite for Android. Due to the massive response …

Angry Birds flying on webOS

August 25th, 2010

If you’re a webOS die-hard, and are looking for a game so addictive it should come with a warning label, look no further. Palm and developer Rovio have just announced that the wildly popular game Angry Birds, which is already available for iOS devices, can now be purchased for your Palm Pre or Palm Pixi. The basic …