22 Jul '11, 3am

Angry Birds to overtake Nokia as #Finland's top company ? So hopes Rovio's CMO..

Angry Birds to overtake Nokia as #Finland's top company ? So hopes Rovio's CMO..

Look out Nokia, Angry Birds are plotting to knock you off your perch as Finland's top company. -- PHOTO: REUTERS ASPEN (Colorado) - LOOK out Nokia, Angry Birds are plotting to knock you off your perch as Finland's top company. Mr Peter Vesterbacka, the chief marketing officer of Angry Birds creator Rovio, outlined the company's global ambitions during an appearance on Thursday at the Fortune Brainstorm Tech conference in this Colorado ski resort. Wearing a bright red sweatshirt with a picture of an Angry Bird on the front, Mr Vesterbacka, whose nickname is 'Mighty Eagle', said downloads of the addictive Angry Birds game had hit 300 million. 'That's a good number but our goal is to be the first brand with a billion fans,' he said. Rovio launched Angry Birds as an iPhone application in 2009 and it is now available on a host of other devices, including Android smartphones, th...

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