Rovio Adds Futuremark Game Studio to Its Flock

Rovio is doing a good job of keeping its name in the headlines after the launch of Angry Birds Space. Yesterday it said the game had racked up 10 million downloads in three days, and today the company announced that it had purchased Helsinki-based Futuremark Games Studio, its second acquisition. Rovio did not disclose terms, but said it now has 300 employees.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work