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The product-led growth behind edtech’s most downloaded app

Duolingo CEO and co-founder Luis von Ahn was tired of the gray and dreary design aesthetic edtech companies used to emulate universities. Instead, he and the company’s early team sought inspiration from games like Angry Birds and Clash Royale, looking to build a class that screamed more cartoon anarchy than lecture hall. From that frenetic creativity came the company’s distinctive mascot: a childish and rebellious evergreen-colored owl named Duo. Duolingo didn’t just throw out the old colors tho...
Tags: Startups, TC, Education, Tech, EC, Edtech, Duolingo, Angry Birds, Pittsburgh, Luis Von Ahn, Tyler Murphy, Super Mario Brothers, Ahn, EC-1, EC Edtech, Duo Duolingo


The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can save the planet.

Dr. Trista Patterson, lead economist at UNEP partner GRID-Arendal, is the author of the original "Playing For The Planet" report. Trista Patterson Last year, over a dozen video-game companies announced an alliance to combat climate change in New York City. "Playing For The Planet" was designed to bring companies together to share knowledge and make commitments to curbing emissions and encouraging planet-friendly actions among the gaming community. Dr. Trista Patterson, the author of the "P...
Tags: Google, Gaming, London, Sweden, Microsoft, Video Games, China, New York City, US, Trends, United Nations, Sony, Un, Silicon Valley, Minecraft, Patterson


The biggest gaming companies from around the world formed an alliance one year ago to combat climate change. Its architect explains how video games can help save the planet.

Dr. Trista Patterson, lead economist at UNEP partner GRID-Arendal, is the author of the original "Playing For The Planet" report. Trista Patterson Last year, over a dozen video-game companies announced an alliance to combat climate change in New York City. "Playing For The Planet" was designed to bring companies together to share knowledge and make commitments to curbing emissions and encouraging planet-friendly actions among the gaming community. Dr. Trista Patterson, the author of the "P...
Tags: Google, Gaming, London, Sweden, Microsoft, Video Games, China, New York City, US, Trends, United Nations, Sony, Un, Silicon Valley, Minecraft, Patterson


Swan teaches no-masker a lesson

"Put your damn mask on!" from r/funny This swan doesn't like it when people don't wear face masks.
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IMG to Become Consumer Products Licensing Agent for ‘Angry Birds’ Franchise

Gaming entertainment company Rovio Entertainment Corp. has appointed IMG as the exclusive worldwide consumer products licensing agent for its “Angry Birds” franchise. The partnership will give Rovio the opportunity to develop a holistic consumer products strategy for the mobile app-turned-blockbuster across all content and platforms. “Over the years, Rovio has worked with a number of […]
Tags: News, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, IMG, Rovio Entertainment Corp


Angry Birds maker Rovio reports profit rise on lower costs

Rovio Entertainment, maker of the 10-year-old "Angry Birds" mobile game series, on Tuesday reported a nearly 75% rise in first-quarter profit helped by lower costs.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment


‘Angry Birds: Summer Madness’ Series Will Flap Its Way Over to Netflix in 2021

Netflix is about to go to the birds. The streaming service has teamed up with Rovio Entertainment and a kid-friendly entertainment studio called CAKE and announced that an animated Angry Birds TV series is coming to the streaming service next year, complete with a “fresh new look” you can see in the first image above. Those of you who are keeping a close eye on timeline of the Angry Birds media franchise might be surprised where this show lands on it. Read on for all of the details. Angry B...
Tags: Chuck, Comedy, Television, Movies, CMO, Netflix, Animation, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Angry Birds: Summer Madness, Ville Heijari Rovio


Angry Birds Series in Development at Netflix

Angry Birds series in development at Netflix Rovio Entertainment’s hit video game franchise Angry Birds has found large success on the big screen across its two films, with the second installment sitting as the best-reviewed video game adaptation on Rotten Tomatoes, and now Netflix has begun development on a series adaptation, according to Deadline. RELATED: Netflix Renews Love is Blind, The Circle, Rhythm + Flow While it’s currently unclear if it will keep the story continuity of the movi...
Tags: Cake, TV, Movies, Netflix, TV News, Streaming, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, ComingSoon, TV Premiere, Mighty Eagle, Willoughbys Trailer Previews Netflix, Red Bomb, Curtis Lelash, Ed Galton


‘Angry Birds’ Animated Series Ordered at Netflix

Angry Birds are preparing to launch themselves in the direction of Netflix. The streamer has issued a 40-episode series order for animated series “Angry Birds: Summer Madness,” based on the irate avian video game characters. Each episode of the series, which is slated to launch sometime in 2021, will last 11 minutes and take comedic and […]
Tags: News, Netflix, Angry Birds


Researchers Prove Humans Are Still Better Than AI at 'Angry Birds'

An anonymous reader quotes the I-Programmer site: Humans! Rest easy, we still beat the evil AI at the all-important Angry Birds game. Recent research by Ekaterina Nikonova and Jakub Gemrot of Charles University (Czech Republic) indicates why this is so.... "Firstly, this game has a large number of possibilities of actions and nearly infinite amount of possible levels, which makes it difficult to use simple state space search algorithms for this task. Secondly, the game requires a planning of ...
Tags: Tech, Czech Republic, Angry Birds, Charles University, Ekaterina Nikonova, Jakub Gemrot


Rise: Sterling K. Brown Joins Sports Drama at Sony

Rise: Sterling K. Brown joins sports drama at Sony According to Deadline, Emmy-award winning actor Sterling K. Brown, of This is Us and The Predator fame, has landed the role of Coach Willie Davis in Sony’s true-life sports drama Rise. Filming will commence next month in Louisiana on the project. RELATED: Amy Adams Joins Ron Howard’s Hillbilly Elegy PB = PB || {}; PB.gptStandAlone = PB.gptStandAlone || {}; PB.gptAutoRefresh = PB.gptAutoRefresh || {'gpt...
Tags: Movies, Sony, Davis, Louisiana, Amy Adams, True Life, Ron Howard, Angry Birds, Brown, Randy Brown, Alexandria Louisiana, ComingSoon, Shane Black, The Predator, Sterling K. Brown, Kevin Rodney Sullivan


‘The Angry Birds Movie 2’ Trailer: Birds and Pigs Must Join Forces to Take on Some Frigid Fowls

Those Angry Birds are making the jump from your mobile game to the big screen again with a sequel to their animated feature film. And as the latest The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer reveals, there’s a new threat that will force birds and the egg-stealing pigs to join forces. The titular birds and their pig enemies discover an icy island, which we became very well acquainted with in the teaser trailer that introduced us to Leslie Jones as a purple-feathered fowl who is sick of her chilly surroundi...
Tags: Chuck, Movies, Animation, Sequels, Sony, Movie Trailers, Bill-Hader, Angry Birds, Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Morty, Rick, John Rice, Peter-Dinklage, Pig Island, Family Films


Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs brings 3D demolition into your living room

Angry Birds is releasing its next entry in the spring of 2019 - with a new spin. Bringing 3D environments and destruction, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs uses augmented reality to add a new dimension to a classic series. The post Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs brings 3D demolition into your living room appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Gaming, Trends, Virtual Reality, Mobile Games, Angry Birds, Rovio, Resolution Games, Angry Birds AR: Isle of Pigs


Angry Birds AR is coming to iPhone this spring

Angry Birds: Isle of Pigs took the scenic route to the iPhone. Rovio began flirting with augmented reality on the Magic Leap of all places, releasing First Person Slingshot for the headset last year. Last month, Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs hit Steam for the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. Now, it seems, the AR version of the title is finally ready for a mainstream audience, as Rovio preps the game for a spring release on iOS. The game, developed by Swedish company Resolution Games, builds on the ...
Tags: Apple, Gaming, Apps, Tech, Ar, Augmented Reality, Magic Leap, Htc Vive, Angry Birds, Rovio, Ronkainen, Sami Ronkainen Rovio


The 2019 State Of Pop Address

Pop is dead; meet the new pop. More »
Tags: Music, Lana Del Rey, Kim Kardashian, Nicki Minaj, Adele, Logic, Kanye West, Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber, Ariana Grande, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Madonna, Bruno Mars, Sia, Diplo


‘Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs’ Brings Mega-Franchise to Virtual Reality

The "Angry Birds" franchise will come to virtual reality next year with the release of the upcoming "Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs," Rovio Entertainment and developer Resolution Games announced.
Tags: News, Virtual Reality, Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, Resolution Games


Angry Birds maker Rovio's shares jump after strong quarter

Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the Angry Birds mobile game, on Friday reported higher third-quarter profits that sent its shares up more than 10 percent but the company also said it needed new games to drive growth.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Angry Birds, Rovio


Angry Birds maker Rovio needs new games to revitalise sales

Rovio Entertainment, the maker of the "Angry Birds" mobile game, on Friday said the company needed to come up with new games to drive growth and warned that sales would fall this year after reporting higher third-quarter profits.
Tags: Money, businessNews, Angry Birds, Rovio


Ex-Gameloft Exec Joins ‘Angry Birds’ Developer Rovio Entertainment

Former Gameloft executive Alexandre Pelletier-Normand is joining Rovio Entertainment’s leadership team as the new executive vice president of its games business unit, the company announced on Wednesday. Pelletier-Normand officially starts in his new role on Jan. 2. He will be responsible for Rovio’s game studios and project development, and he’ll report directly to the company’s […]
Tags: News, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Alexandre Pelletier Normand, Pelletier Normand


Watch Dialogue-Free Animated Shows With Your Kids

I’ve never been one to sit and watch TV shows with my son. Sure, I check them out to make sure they’re age-appropriate and have overall messaging I can get behind, but you won’t often find me curling up on the couch with him just for the heck of it. His TV time is my get-stuff-done time.Read more...
Tags: TV, Lifehacks, Angry Birds, Animated Shows, Figaro Pho


First Longform ‘Angry Birds’ Series in the Works (EXCLUSIVE)

A new “Angry Birds” TV series is being hatched and will take the game-inspired bird-throwing franchise into longform territory for the first time. The new show will be aimed at 6-to-12 year-olds and is slated to launch in 2020. Finnish firm Rovio, which owns the “Angry Birds” property, has tapped London-based producer and distributor Cake […]
Tags: London, News, Global, Angry Birds, Rovio


Happy 10th anniversary, Android

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps along the road. Join us for a brief retrospective on the last decade of Android devices: the good, the bad, and the Nexus Q. HTC G1 (2008) This is the one that started it all, and I have ...
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Happy anniversary, Android

It’s been 10 years since Google took the wraps off the G1, the first Android phone. Since that time the OS has grown from buggy, nerdy iPhone alternative to arguably the most popular (or at least populous) computing platform in the world. But it sure as heck didn’t get there without hitting a few bumps along the road. Join us for a brief retrospective on the last decade of Android devices: the good, the bad, and the Nexus Q. HTC G1 (2008) This is the one that started it all, and I have ...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Ipad, Startups, TC, Verizon, Motorola, Facebook, Usa, Ebay, Kindle, Samsung, Smartphones


Rovio Explains Why it Brought ‘Angry Birds’ to Magic Leap

The once seemingly ubiquitous bird-flinging, pig-topping smartphone game “Angry Birds” sets to invade the world of mixed reality in October via the most surprising of platforms: the pricey, limited-release Magic Leap headset. “Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot,” is under development by “Angry Birds” creator Rovio Entertainment and Resolution Games. The game, due out on […]
Tags: News, Magic Leap, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Resolution Games, Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot


Imagine Dragons Partners With ‘Angry Birds’ to Fight Pediatric Cancer (EXCLUSIVE)

“Angry Birds Match” has a new in-game event starting Wednesday that will benefit Imagine Dragons’ pediatric cancer non-profit organization, according to a press release. Rovio Entertainment is partnering up with the Tyler Robinson Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to families affected by pediatric cancer. The foundation is named for a young fan of Imagine Dragons,  […]
Tags: News, Imagine Dragons, Angry Birds, Rovio, Rovio Entertainment, Tyler Robinson Foundation, Angry Birds Match


Rovio Opens Angry Birds World Amusement Park in Qatar

Angry Birds World, a new amusement park based on the hit game franchise, is now partially open in Qatar, according to a press release. The brand new indoor section of the park is available to visitors and includes 17,000 square meters of rides and attractions. Also included is an educational attraction, the Big Tree, intended […]
Tags: News, Qatar, Angry Birds, Rovio, Trimoo, Rovio Opens Angry Birds World Amusement Park


Sony Pictures Sets Dates for Angry Birds 2 and Jumanji 3

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Sony Pictures Sets Release Dates for Angry Birds 2 and Jumanji 3 Dwayne Johnson has officially announced the release date for the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle sequel via his Instagram, revealing that Jumanji 3 is set for December 13, 2019. The film will see the return of the main cast that includes Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, and Jack Black. The December 13th date will also give the movie at least a week in theaters before Star Wars: Episode IX hits theaters. Ju...
Tags: Movies, Instagram, Dwayne Johnson, Sony, Warner Bros, Sony Pictures, Jason Sudeikis, Jack Black, Jumanji, Angry Birds, Leslie Jones, Leonard, Orient Express, Peter Dinklage, ComingSoon, Movie News


‘Angry Birds’ Live-Action Game Show in the Works From Big Fish, Rovio Entertainment (EXCLUSIVE)

“Angry Birds” is coming to television. Big Fish Entertainment is partnering with Rovio Entertainment to develop the popular mobile game as a live-action game show currently titled “Angry Birds Challenge.” It will incorporate large-scale obstacle courses with classic defense zones comprised of water, wood, ice, and stone barriers, all modeled after the game. Teams also get […]
Tags: News, Angry Birds, Rovio Entertainment, Big Fish Entertainment


Angry Birds maker Rovio misses Q4 on sales of €73.9M, EPS of €0.10, closes London studio

 Gaming and entertainment company Rovio continues to have a very hard time of it as it faces the music on the waning popularity of its once-might Angry Birds franchise. Today, the Helsinki-based company reported Q4 and full-year financials that fell short of analysts’ most conservative estimates as it blamed lower-than-expected interest in its new slate of games. The company also… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Gaming, Apps, Europe, London, Entertainment, Earnings, Angry Birds, Helsinki, Rovio


Games Boss at ‘Angry Birds’ Developer Rovio Exits for ‘Personal Reasons’

Wilhelm That, head of Rovio’s games business unit since 2016, is departing effectively immediately “due to personal reasons,” the company announced Friday. Taht is exiting Finland-based Rovio, best known for its “Angry Birds” franchise, after the company issued guidance last week on 2018 revenue and profits that was well below analyst forecasts. For full-year 2017, […]
Tags: Games, News, Finland, Angry Birds, Rovio, Wilhelm