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Channel NewsAsia
Angry Birds maker's float seen less likely despite mobile games growthLONDON: The often touted but regularly delayed stock-market listing of Rovio, c
Angry Birds maker's float seen less likely despite mobile games growth
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 6 days ago
LONDON: The often touted but regularly delayed stock-market listing of Rovio, creator of the hugely popular "Angry Birds" mobile game, could be even more distant after this week's warning of lower earnings and a planned cull of more than a third of... Read more
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Philly.com
Truly outrageous!: 1980s cartoon icon Jem gets a Philly-area conventionbonus." Marx may not be regularly making TV anymore, but she's still in the st
Truly outrageous!: 1980s cartoon icon Jem gets a Philly-area convention
Philly.com / Posted 8 days ago
bonus." Marx may not be regularly making TV anymore, but she's still in the storytelling business, working at mobile game company Zynga (creator of FarmVille and Words With Friends), where she is a principal game designer and narrative... Read more
8d
TechCrunch
Why Angry Birds Games Aren’t Enough For Rovioit would lay off 260 employees. This was fascinating news to the Internet, give
Why Angry Birds Games Aren’t Enough For Rovio
TechCrunch / Posted 8 days ago
it would lay off 260 employees. This was fascinating news to the Internet, given Rovio’s status as one of the vanguards of mobile gaming as the iPhone and Android exploded. But in reality, all games eventually fade into obscurity, and even viral... Read more
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The Irish Times
‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio plans deep job cuts as profits fallhopes on film due in 2016 Rovio has failed to create new hit games since the 2
‘Angry Birds’ maker Rovio plans deep job cuts as profits fall
The Irish Times / Posted 8 days ago
hopes on film due in 2016 Rovio has failed to create new hit games since the 2009 launch of Angry Birds, the top paid mobile app of all time, though it has tried to capitalise on its most successful brand by licensing its use on string of... Read more
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8d
Entrpreneur
The Maker of Angry Birds Is Planning to Slash Up to 39 Percent of Its WorkforceFinland's Rovio, maker of mobile phone game Angry Birds, forecast its earnings
The Maker of Angry Birds Is Planning to Slash Up to 39 Percent of Its Workforce
Entrpreneur / Posted 8 days ago
Finland's Rovio, maker of mobile phone game Angry Birds, forecast its earnings would fall for a third consecutive year and said it planned to slash up to 39 percent of its workforce to try to improve its prospects. Rovio has failed to create new hit... Read more
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17d
TechCrunch
The Ticket Fairy Pays You To Bring Friends To EventsEventgrid, and other wide-reaching services. But they often require upfront sub
The Ticket Fairy Pays You To Bring Friends To Events
TechCrunch / Posted 17 days ago
Eventgrid, and other wide-reaching services. But they often require upfront subscriptions or seem outdated for the mobile and social channels where events are shared today. It also might face direct-to-fan ticketing platforms like Applauze... Read more
21d
Reuters UK Edition
Candy Crush creator King Digital forecasts lower bookingsMascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game ''Candy Crush Saga'' p
Candy Crush creator King Digital forecasts lower bookings
Reuters UK Edition / Posted 21 days ago
Mascots dressed as characters from the mobile video game ''Candy Crush Saga'' pose outside the New York Stock Exchange March 26, 2014. King Digital Entertainment Plc (KING.N) said second-quarter gross bookings fell 13 percent and forecast a further... Read more
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Business Insider
Shares of Candy Crush-maker King are crashingshares slipped 8.2 percent in extended trading on Thursday. King Digital, whic
Shares of Candy Crush-maker King are crashing
Business Insider / Posted 21 days ago
shares slipped 8.2 percent in extended trading on Thursday. King Digital, which makes games for social media websites and mobile devices, has struggled to boost bookings, an indicator of future revenue, as it only began launching new games toward... Read more
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21d
FOX Business
Candy Crush Creator King Digital's Profit Falls 28%shares slipped 8.2% in extended trading on Thursday. King Digital, which makes
Candy Crush Creator King Digital's Profit Falls 28%
FOX Business / Posted 21 days ago
shares slipped 8.2% in extended trading on Thursday. King Digital, which makes games for social media websites and mobile devices, has struggled to boost bookings, an indicator of future revenue, as it only began launching new games toward... Read more
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21d
Channel NewsAsia
Candy Crush creator King Digital's profit falls 28 percentshares slipped 8.2 percent in extended trading on Thursday. King Digital, whic
Candy Crush creator King Digital's profit falls 28 percent
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 21 days ago
shares slipped 8.2 percent in extended trading on Thursday. King Digital, which makes games for social media websites and mobile devices, has struggled to boost bookings, an indicator of future revenue, as it only began launching new games toward... Read more
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21d
Quartz
When only a company founder can help the businessfiring of a popular employee. Huffman says he wants to bring back peace to the
When only a company founder can help the business
Quartz / Posted 21 days ago
firing of a popular employee. Huffman says he wants to bring back peace to the Reddit community and move it into the mobile era. Zynga: The gaming company that created FarmVille brought back founder Mark Pincus as CEO in April, after Don... Read more
23d
Canberra Times
The superpower fuelling turbo start-upsspent on a Facebook app. "When people think of the Facebook platform they thin
The superpower fuelling turbo start-ups
Canberra Times / Posted 23 days ago
spent on a Facebook app. "When people think of the Facebook platform they think of a gaming platform on the web, such as Farmville or Candy Crush", Codorniou told The Daily Telegraph. "Nobody connects the dots with Airbnb, Uber and Spotify that... Read more
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Daily Telegraph
How Facebook is fuelling the growth of the super startspent on a Facebook app. “When people think of the Facebook platform they thin
How Facebook is fuelling the growth of the super start
Daily Telegraph / Posted 25 days ago
spent on a Facebook app. “When people think of the Facebook platform they think of a gaming platform on the web,” such as Farmville or Candy Crush, Codorniou told the Telegraph. “Nobody connects the dots when they see Airbnb, Uber and Spotify that... Read more
27d
TheStreet.com
Nvidia (NVDA) Surges on Revenue Beat; Zynga (ZNGA) Soars on Earnings SurpriseNvidia spiked 12.4% to close at $22.98. The maker of graphics chips and semico
Nvidia (NVDA) Surges on Revenue Beat; Zynga (ZNGA) Soars on Earnings Surprise
TheStreet.com / Posted 27 days ago
Nvidia spiked 12.4% to close at $22.98. The maker of graphics chips and semiconductors for mobile devices reported a stronger quarter than expected and a better forecast than anticipated. Nvidia posted net income of 5 cents a share on revenue of... Read more
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27d
Gamasutra
Getting Zynga back on track is a long-term job, says Pincus"What we learned and are learning in mobile is that the overnight successes tak
Getting Zynga back on track is a long-term job, says Pincus
Gamasutra / Posted 27 days ago
"What we learned and are learning in mobile is that the overnight successes take two to three years to get to." - Zynga founder and CEO Mark Pincus The quote above may be a cliche, but it's also great advice for anyone hoping to make a quick... Read more
27d
Channel NewsAsia
Zynga in US$23 million settlement over alleged fraud tied to IPOREUTERS: Zynga Inc reached a US$23 million settlement to end litigation accusin
Zynga in US$23 million settlement over alleged fraud tied to IPO
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 27 days ago
REUTERS: Zynga Inc reached a US$23 million settlement to end litigation accusing the gaming company known for "FarmVille" of defrauding shareholders about its business prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering (IPO). In... Read more
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27d
Channel NewsAsia
Zynga in US$23 million settlement over alleged fraud tied to IPOREUTERS: Zynga Inc reached a US$23 million settlement to end litigation accusin
Zynga in US$23 million settlement over alleged fraud tied to IPO
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 27 days ago
REUTERS: Zynga Inc reached a US$23 million settlement to end litigation accusing the gaming company known for "FarmVille" of defrauding shareholders about its business prospects before and after its December 2011 initial public offering. In its... Read more
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27d
TheStreet.com
Zynga's (ZNGA) Bookings Offer Hope and Concern For the FutureStreet analysts. Additionally, Zynga, which has launched three new games this
Zynga's (ZNGA) Bookings Offer Hope and Concern For the Future
TheStreet.com / Posted 27 days ago
Street analysts. Additionally, Zynga, which has launched three new games this year­ -- Words On Tour, Empires & Allies and FarmVille: Harvest Swap -- said it expects to release three other games this year. But those games -- Dawn of Titans, CSR2... Read more
28d
TechCrunch
Zynga Beats Expectations In Q2 With $200M In Revenue, Fails To Stem User Exodusquarter this year, compared to $607.6 in the first quarter last year. Zynga, l
Zynga Beats Expectations In Q2 With $200M In Revenue, Fails To Stem User Exodus
TechCrunch / Posted 28 days ago
quarter this year, compared to $607.6 in the first quarter last year. Zynga, like King, rode the success of huge hits like FarmVille and CityVille to becoming one of the largest gaming companies in the world. But other momentary viral hits — like... Read more
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29d
Toowoomba Chronicle
Small Business: Rush is on for firms to collaboratein the year, Abeysuriya spent time at the Kiwi Landing Pad on the NZTE Catapaul
Small Business: Rush is on for firms to collaborate
Toowoomba Chronicle / Posted 29 days ago
in the year, Abeysuriya spent time at the Kiwi Landing Pad on the NZTE Catapault programme meeting companies such as FarmVille creator Zynga. "In San Francisco, we are mainly appealing to indie developers, small and medium-sized game... Read more

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