Posts Tagged: Rovio

Rovio exec quits to help a Japanese music startup go global

Rovio’s top man in Japan gambles on new role at Beatrobo, a tiny hardware startup that hopes to reinvent the mixtape for our digital era.

  • September 1, 2014
  • at 3:45 pm
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One game saved Pocket PlayLab from the brink of disaster – and caught the eye of Rovio

The partnership between the Thailand-based game company and Rovio first came about last year but the path to becoming a Rovio Stars title wa...

  • May 6, 2014
  • at 7:30 pm
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Juice Cubes: Hong Kong-made puzzle game gets a huge boost as its published by Rovio

Rovio, the makers of Angry Birds, launched the third Rovio Stars title Juice Cubes today. Juice Cubes is made by Pocket PlayLab, a develope...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
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North Korean Android Tablet is Apparently Pretty Good

We don’t get to write about tech in North Korea too much, in part because the country is quite secretive and in part because it doesn&...

  • August 2, 2013
  • at 11:00 am
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Bad Piggies and Angry Birds Hit the Road in China, Turn Shanghai Skyline Green

Rovio Mobile will launch its much-anticipated Angry Birds spin-off game, called Bad Piggies, later today, and the company has taken to the r...

  • September 27, 2012
  • at 12:45 pm
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Rovio’s business model in a simple diagram, sketched by its senior VP

As the senior vice-precident of Rovio Asia, Henri Holm lives and breathes Angry Birds. Turns out he wears it too. Decked out in a bright red...

  • June 4, 2012
  • at 8:30 am
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A Discussion on Games and Building Global Brands

As GMIC winds down for the year, this afternoon Aiko Tanaka, a co-founder of Infinity Ventures Partners moderated a discussion with some of ...

  • May 11, 2012
  • at 5:55 pm
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Mobile Monday Tokyo: Sakura Under the Stars

Cherry blossom season is about to start, and the folks at Mobile Monday Tokyo aren’t wasting any time taking to the great outdoors. To...

  • March 29, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Rovio Celebrates Release of Angry Birds Space in Tokyo

At a press conference in Tokyo today, Rovio held a small event to mark the release of Angry Birds Space. I got to try out the game a little ...

  • March 22, 2012
  • at 4:17 pm
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Pocket PlayLab acquires Anino Games

After being rescued by Rovio, Juice Cubes developer Pocket PlayLab acquires Philippine gaming startup

In a big deal for two Southeast Asia gaming startups, Thailand-based Pocket PlayLab today revealed that it’s acquiring Philippines-based A...

  • July 1, 2014
  • at 10:16 am
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Why Vietnam is proud of Flappy Bird

10 things Vietnamese people still don’t understand about Flappy Bird

There's so much discussion and misunderstanding about why and how Flappy Bird rose to game, it's worth addressing 10 of the most significant...

  • February 11, 2014
  • at 2:30 pm
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Qraved raises seed funding from Rebright Partners, 500 Startups, and Skype co-founder Toivo Annus

It has only been ten days since Indonesia’s social dining directory Qraved was released to the public and we’ve already heard great news...

  • September 5, 2013
  • at 2:49 am
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Nameko Saibai

Nameko Saibai: How “Japan’s Angry Birds” Racked Up 30 Million Downloads

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • April 15, 2013
  • at 4:33 pm
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Rovio’s Angry Birds Making Nests Around Asia

A few moments ago, Rovio launched a new Angry Birds collaboration for its Facebook game with rock band Green Day, who played the SummerSonic...

  • August 20, 2012
  • at 8:22 pm
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Six Angry Birds downloads for every 10 smartphones in Singapore: Rovio senior VP

While it’s no surprise that Angry Birds is huge in Singapore, Asia, and any place not named Antarctica, having some figures do put th...

  • June 2, 2012
  • at 4:22 pm
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Rumor: CMGE Planning NYSE IPO

A US IPO seems to be the preferred endgame of Chinese tech companies these days, and now we may have another one to add to the list: the Chi...

  • April 9, 2012
  • at 12:00 pm
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creative director of Angry Birds, at launch event in Tokyo

Angry Birds Space Gets Animated

Yesterday we were delighted to try out Rovio’s new game Angry Birds Space at an event in Tokyo. Since then the game has hit number one...

  • March 23, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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Angry Birds Hits Japan for Cherry Blossom Season, Partners with Fuji TV

Ever since Rovio chose to celebrate its 2nd birthday in Japan, it was expected that a Japanese version of Angry Birds Seasons was in the wor...

  • March 8, 2012
  • at 10:00 pm
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