Photo of the iPhone 'Angry Birds' game.
The iPhone 'Angry Birds' game was bought by EA games. CC by liewcf/Flickr

According to Mashable, the publisher responsible for the ultra-popular iPhone app “Angry Birds,” Chillingo, has been acquired by Electronic Arts for $ 20 million in cash. “Angry Birds” has sat near the top of iPhone App Store sales since its December 2009 debut. Sources indicate 7 million copies have sold at the 99-cent price. A $ 4.99 high-definition version was recently released for iPad, and an Android version was released in September.

Rovio will keep control of the ‘Angry Birds’

The “Angry Birds” app was developed by a Finland-based company that has gone on record saying that although Electronic Arts bought the publisher Chillingo, which released “Angry Birds,” developer Rovio will be able to continue to control the franchise. That will include “Angry Birds” and “any future products” in the line, Rovio said to Mashable. Thursday there will be more “Angry Birds” announcements to come. More than 1 million copies of “Cut the Rope,” Chillingo’s most recent app, sold in just 10 days. This shows that “Angry Birds” probably isn’t going anywhere.

Planning for Electronic Arts to get a slice of the Apple

Reuters spoke with EA spokeswoman Holly Rockwood. She said that EA Mobile’s market leading presence on the iPhone platform is what Electronic Arts was working toward when buying Chillingo, which makes it so EA Mobile can remain the best app company in the world. Interestingly, Electronic Arts shares had decreased by 1.2 percent to $15.40 in afternoon trading on the Nasdaq, writes Reuters. Whether this has anything to do with Chillingo’s current scheme of offering a version of “Angry Birds” that contains in-game advertising for free on the Android platform remains to be seen. Reaction to Chillingo’s Android offering of “Angry Birds” with the in-game advertising has been largely negative in the video game press.

Information from

Apple: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/angry-birds/id343200656

Mashable: http://mashable.com/2010/10/20/angry-birds-electronic-arts/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+Mashable+%28Mashable%29

Reuters: http://reuters.com/article/idCNN2022096920101020?rpc=44

Post By bryanh (1,420 Posts)

Connect

Do you have a fantastic idea related to this article, but just don't have the money you need to start your own company or side-business? Get the loans you need from https://personalmoneynetwork.com to help get your new company underway, from the small loan professionals at PersonalMoneyNetwork.

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

PG&E to pay $70 million for pipeline tragedy

Pacific Gas and Electric Co., a northern California utility, has agreed to pay $70 million to the California town of San Bruno for a pipeline explosion that killed eight people in 2010. Company says it’s remorseful The San Francisco-based power company’s president, Chris Johns, released a statement Monday, saying PG&E is sorry and eager to […]

Judge stabbed and deputy shot in Washington courthouse

Grays Harbor County Courthouse

Following a standoff in a Washington state county courtroom Friday, a man reportedly escaped after shooting a sheriff’s deputy in the shoulder and stabbing a judge in the neck. The man is still at large. Treachery among the tree farms The incident occurred Friday afternoon in the western Washington town of Montesano, which bills itself […]

Microraptor was one flashy little dinosaur

Microraptor fossil

A team of Chinese and American scientists have found that Microraptor, a small four winged dinosaur that went extinct about 130 million years ago, was likely black and almost certainly had glossy, iridescent feathers. Until now, the coloring of extinct creatures was a matter of pure speculation. That may no longer be the case. The […]

Autocorrected message leads to school lockdown

Homage to the Sun

Adjacent schools in Georgia were locked down for two hours Wednesday after a text message reportedly warned of a “gunman” on campus. Later, it was learned that the message was the result of a smartphone autocorrect function, attempting to “fix” the misspelled slang word “gunna.” A series of mixups A series of mixups led to […]