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'Angry Birds' maker branches into third-party app development with Rovio Stars

Rovio Entertainment launched a new game publishing program, Rovio Stars, which promotes mobile titles from third-party developers, a first for the mobile gaming giant. The first title to be launched through the initiative is  Icebreaker: A Viking Voyage  from Nitrome Ltd. No release date was given for  Icebreaker.

Mobile is no longer the second screen

Another Super Bowl Sunday has come and gone, and in addition to the Baltimore Ravens, this year's winners include halftime headliner Beyoncé, commercial fan-favorite Budweiser and mobile. Analytics firm Flurry reports a 19 percent increase in app activity from last year's Super Bowl to this year's tilt, adding that total app usage dropped in aggregate by only 5 percent from the Sunday prior to Super Bowl Sunday--a strong indication that not even the biggest sporting event of the calendar year can curb America's app appetite.

ESPN redesigns college football app for iOS, Android

ESPN unveiled a revamped college football application replacing its popular Bowl Bound app, designed from the ground up for both iOS and Android.

BET Mobile chief: Android accounts for 60-70% of userbase

Leading the mobile charge at BET is Brandon Lucas, its vice president and general manager of mobile. Lucas, who joined the network in 2009.  FierceMobileContent  Associate Editor Sandhya Raman recently talked to Lucas about BET's changing mobile strategy, how new technology will affect the network's vision and what's in store for the rest of 2012.

Pew study: 42% of users depend on mobile services to fight off boredom

Mobile devices have emerged as such a critical component of users' everyday lives that their absence can trigger problems, according to a new nationwide survey conducted by the Pew Research Center's

Reports: In-Fusio may be poised for comeback

It appears the long, strange trip of In-Fusio is not yet over. According to reports, the company that was facing liquidation will now be restructured into a new entity called IF Europe, which will

Report: In-Fusio to be liquidated

Longtime French mobile gaming firm In-Fusio appears to have faded into the night; according to Mobile Entertainment, the firm will have its assets liquidated. In-Fusio did not immediately respond to

Can wireless save print publishers?

In a few weeks I'm going to be participating in a technology-focused panel for the Magazine Publishers Association's Independent Magazine conference in Boulder. In preparation for the event I've

CTIA preview: Despite downturn, the show goes on for mobile entertainment

Mobile Entertainment Live! must really like Matchbox Twenty (or vice versa). Eighteen months after the pop band's guitarist Paul Doucette joined AT&T VP of consumer data Mark Collins on the

Survey: Mobile will lead digital content investment

Venture capitalists forecast accelerated investment in digital content creation over the next two years, with increased M&A activity also expected over the coming year, according to a new survey