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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald