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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik