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It’s amazing what one huge hit can do for the fortunes of a company. Rovio, the Finnish game developer behind the Angry Birds series, has reported revenues of $106.3 million in 2011, an amazing 963% of the revenue posted in the previous year. Interestingly, Rovio says that 30% of its total revenues came from its ever-expanding consumer products line, which includes anything from clothes and toys, to candy and other merchandise. By the end of 2011, the company has clocked 648 million total downloads across its game lineup, an impressive figure that has grew since then to reach 1 billion!…

Angry Birds Space

Angry Birds developer Rovio certainly went all out with their marketing for their hit game’s newest edition, Angry Birds Space. How out? Its announcement was beamed to Earth from the International Space Station. On launch day, Seattle’s Space Needle tower was turned into a giant slingshot. This edition is also being promoted through partnerships with NASA, National Geographic, Samsung, Walmart and Nickelodeon, to name only the largest partners. That out. With the entire Angry Birds series accruing over 700 million downloads, the pressure on Rovio to go above and beyond, was, well, of astronomical proportions. But the super-massive marketing strategy has certainly…

angry Birds space 2

The Angry Birds are back, and so are their enemies, the green pigs! The birds have taken flight into outer space, but that still isn’t enough to avoid the pigs, who use spaceships to steal the Angry Bird’s eggs. You know the drill by now. It’s time to deal some payback, but with astrophysics! I’ve been playing Angry Birds Space for about an hour now, and I am thoroughly impressed. In fact I think this is the best version of Angry Birds that Rovio has ever released. What’s New? As you’ll soon see if you give ABS a try, the…

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Who’s tired of the same old deal with Angry Birds and its Angry Birds Seasons app? If you are, we’re hearing something fresh! Rumor as it, Angry Birds will be collaborating with KISS—yes, the metal band KISS. Although nothing’s been finalized yet, THE Gene Simmons (KISS’s frontman) supposedly spilled the beans about this possible tandem. So where will KISS be making an appearance on the highly popular game? Well, it seems like the faces of this new Angry Birds version will be painted with KISS members. Android Community has made a mock up photo on how this idea could turn…

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Just in time for Chinese New Year, the highly popular game called Angry Birds Seasons have just launched their Year of the Dragon game. For anyone who has been following up with the game, Angry Birds Seasons updates itself whenever a new Holiday is close. This explains the Year of the Dragon game. This time, Rovio Entertainment (the developers of the game) has turned to a lively red theme just for the Chinese New Year. To complete the whole look of the game, there are other elements added including some fireworks, red envelopes, lanterns and Chinese knots. The game is…

RuFraud

If you’ve been experiencing problems with third-party software from your downloaded apps from the Android Market, it may be because of a fraudulent software that keeps tricking its users to send premium text messages. You’ll be pleased to know that Google has already been notified of this alert and has since removed 22 apps, including Sim City and Angry Birds. Based on an earlier report by BBC, Lookout (a San Francisco based company for mobile security) has properly informed Google about the existing apps that were causing the unnecessary action. Upon discovery of the RuFraud scam, app users were tricked…

For those interested in Android, tablet computing and addictive games, this ones for you. Popherald have posted a nifty little comparison article between the iPad and the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the latter of which currently heads up the assult on Apple’s tablet market share. The battleground? Angry Birds of course, one of the most popular Android applications around and one that saw its climb to fame take place on the iPad. It only seems suitable, then, that the most sensible and realistic means in which to compare the latest tablet computers is with this game. In truth, the article doesn’t…