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Angry Birds hits 30M downloads

Rovio’s Angry Birds has now seen more than 30 million downloads across the iOS and Android platforms

EA buys iPhone games distributor Chillingo

EA acquired Chillingo, a publisher of mobile games, in order to give it “increased market leadership on the Apple platform,” and “strengthen its position as the world’s leading wireless entertainment publisher.”

Rovio embraces ads with Angry Birds for Android launch

Finnish games developer Rovio has announced the full release of its anticipated Angry Birds for Android app, extending availability of the popular iOS title to the Android user base. Unlike the iOS incarnation, where a “lite” version is available free-of-charge and a full version on a paid-for basis, the full version for Android is available free to the user, supported by advertising served by Google’s AdMob.

The rise of the Angry Birds

2010 has been the year of Angry Birds in mobile gaming, with over 20 million total downloads. Mobile Apps Briefing talks with the CEO of the game’s developer, Rovio, on the success of the app and its future plans. “We have created an entertainment brand, which we intend to develop into a long-lasting one,” says the head man.

Microsoft falsely claims iPhone app maker backing WP7

Microsoft briefly got into trouble recently by showing Angry Birds as an app on its Windows Phone 7 tips page