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Angry Birds studio cuts 130 jobs to 'simplify' company

With profits down and an announced executive shuffle for year's end, it's not surprising that Angry Birds publisher Rovio is flinging some jobs into the dumpster. Outgoing CEO Mikael Hed announced today that the company will cut about 16 percent of its workforce, which is a "maximum of 130 people."...

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Peter Dinklage, Jason Sudeikis to star in Angry Birds film

Mobile developer Rovio announced the voice cast for its upcoming Angry Birds animated feature film today, revealing that Horrible Bosses star Jason Sudeikis and Game of Thrones' Peter Dinklage will play major roles. Other featured actors include Josh Gad (Frozen's Olaf), Danny McBride (Eastbound...

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Angry Birds Transformers goes back to the 80s in new trailer

Hoping to distance itself from the glossy, modern efforts of noted explosion connoisseur Michael Bay, Rovio has issued a trailer for Angry Birds Transformers that hearkens back to the series' glory days, an era when men were men, women were women and robots were anything Hasbro's toy designers...

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Valiant Hearts, Angry Birds Stella on mobile today

Ubisoft's Valiant Hearts: The Great War and Rovio's fierce (the Tyra definition, not literal) Angry Birds Stella are available now on mobile gizmos. Angry Birds Stella can be flung for free onto iOS and Android devices and is the pinker version of the 2 billion unit downloaded franchise. Stella...

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Rovio head climbs into slingshot, launching from CEO roost this year

After establishing the effectiveness of poultry as winged demolition teams, Angry Birds series creator Rovio Entertainment has announced its CEO, Mikael Hed, will leave his perch on January 1, 2015. Former Senior Vice President of Nokia Pekka Rantala will fill Hed's position, but until the switch...

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Artist sues pet toy company over Angry Birds licensing profits

Seattle artist Juli Adams has filed suit against pet product manufacturer Hartz, alleging that the company denied her profits when it ditched her trademarked "Angry Birds" toy line in favor of licensed products based on Rovio's mobile hit Angry Birds. Adams' own "Angry Birds" lineup of...

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Angry Birds Transformers announced, less than meets the eye

Angry Birds studio Rovio announced more Angry Birds this morning with Angry Birds Transformers. No Angry Birds information was provided about this latest installment in the Angry Birds franchise, but it is sure to Angry Birds and roll out more details soon....

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Angry Birds Stella debuts in September, is familiar, pinker

The first screen of the Angry Birds Stella spin-off series doesn't reinvent the wheel, but simply gives it a touch-up. Clearly Rovio's looking to attract a certain audience with "feisty" new heroine Stella and her "fierce" friends when the first game hits in September. On the other hand, it's not...

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Angry Birds Star Wars 2 fights off an army of clones

There have been a lot of bird clones flapping about lately, but you can now put an end to their feathered tyranny in Angry Birds Star Wars 2. Rovio has announced a new update for the game, titled "Rise of the Clones," which adds 40 new levels across the planets of Coruscant and Kamino....

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Angry Bird publisher profits halved as company plans for future

As Rovio plans for (or fights, depending on perspective) the future, the company's profits took a hit for the 2013 calendar year. The Angry Bird house's net profits were slashed in half to €26.9 million ($37.2M), but important to note here is that the company's sales remained stable at...

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