Rovio To Cut 260 Jobs As The Angry Birds Franchise Becomes Irrelevant

Goes to prove that in business you have to constantly innovate and never get complacent. Even if you’re at the top, something better will always come along. Remember when Nokia and Motorola phones were all the rage?

TechCrunch

It looks like Angry Birds maker Rovio is having some troubles to pay the bills. The Finnish company is about to cut 260 jobs after reducing its workforce by 110 employees in October 2014. At the end of 2013, the company had 800 employees in total.

This news comes as a surprise as Rovio’s latest game is a big success. Angry Birds 2 has been downloaded nearly 50 million times in just a month, topping the charts…

  • In the U.S. (at least for a couple of weeks), one of the main App Store markets:

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  • In China where the franchise is very successful:

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  • In many other countries:

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But generating millions of downloads is just part of the challenge. Angry Birds 2 is already falling in the charts around the world, and its freemium model doesn’t seem to be working great. In the U.S., Angry Birds 2 managed to reach the 42nd…

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