Angry Birds Maker at Pivot Point

Rovio Entertainment Ltd. continued to grow at a rapid clip last year, but a top executive said maintaining momentum hinges on how well it pivots from a hot Nordic game developer into a global entertainment powerhouse.

The Finnish company, which struck gold in 2009 with the launch of its Angry Birds mobile game, said Wednesday it doubled 2012 revenue compared with the prior year and posted a steep increase in net profit. Head count more than doubled to 518 staffers and its closely watched active-monthly-user count marched past the quarter billion mark.

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