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  1. New game RETRY shows that Rovio can still be an interesting gaming company

    Rovio is struggling. In the last year the company has posted declining revenues, replaced its chief executive, and revealed that its Angry Birds franchise lost more than 60 million players between 2012 and 2014. It looks like the roc of mobile gaming has become a hummingbird.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

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  3. Rovio admits its feathers have been clipped by announcing CEO replacement

    Rovio has announced that it will replace founder Mikael Hed as chief executive in January. The change, as the Wall Street Journal notes, is perhaps the first sign that the struggling company is aware that its plans to continue bastardizing the Angry Birds franchise might not be enough to save it. Hed will be replaced by the company's chief commercial officer, Pekka Rantala, in 2015.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

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  4. In its latest desperate cash-in, Rovio announces Angry Birds Transformers

    Rovio is starting to look desperate. The company today announced that it has partnered with Hasbro to make a game combining the Angry Birds and Transformers franchises in the worst thing to happen to the anthropomorphic robot cars since Michael Bay was hired to film their reboots.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

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  5. Your salvation is in another castle: Nintendo's decline spells doom for casual game companies

    Nintendo's reign is coming to an end. The company used to make cherished consoles and beloved games -- now its consoles are struggling to compete with other devices while its games face increasing competition from mobile offerings that make Mario seem like a useless plumber. Those two factors contributed to the company's third consecutive annual loss, and despite its promise to return to profitability later this year, it seems like Nintendo has been stomped.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

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  6. Angry Birds' feathers plucked as Rovio reveals 50 percent decline in profits

    Rovio has defied conventional wisdom by using its Angry Birds game series to create an entire franchise around which candies, stuffed animals, and countless games have been built. It was one of the rare companies able to take what seemed like a fad and make it a cultural mainstay. Now, with a 50 percent decline in annual profits, it seems that its feathers have been plucked.

    By Nathaniel Mott , written on

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  7. Hoxton Ventures aims to bring Silicon Valley DNA to Europe with a new $40M early stage fund

    Like most startup ecosystems outside of Silicon Valley, Europe could use more venture capital. But it goes beyond simply a lack of cash. Europe is short of investors willing to forgo near-term revenue and profitability in favor of long-term, massive growth. Hussein Kanji, one of two American founders behind London-based Hoxton Ventures, calls it unicorn hunting, and hopes his firm’s newly announced $40 million early stage fund will herald a change in investment attitude.

    By Michael Carney , written on

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  8. Supercell is Accel's fastest growing company ever. (And it has a ball pit)

    Ilkka Paananen is slumped in a high-backed office chair, wearing a blazer, blue jeans, and a black T-shirt that bears the name of his two-year-old gaming company, one of the most buzzed-about in the world right now, spelled out over three lines:

    By Hamish McKenzie , written on

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