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New Rovio CEO Faces a Host of Challenges Can the creator of Angry Birds be more than a one-hit wonder?

Is it possible to build a viable company (let alone an entertainment empire) on the back of a mobile video game app that may have seen its day? Good question,…

September 3, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT

Veep Star Reid Scott Uses Pinterest Like a Pro But only knows his way around L.A. thanks to Google Maps

Specs Who Reid Scott Age 36 Accomplishments Stars as Dan Egan on HBO’s Veep (Sundays at 10:30 p.m.); voices Turbo in the Netflix animated series Turbo FAST Base Los Angeles What’s the first information you…

April 25, 2014, 6:22 AM EDT

Trophy Wife Star Albert Tsai Spends His Free Time Reading Harry Potter Books He's also fascinated by Walt Disney

Specs Who Albert Tsai Age 9 Accomplishments Stars as Bert on ABC’s Trophy Wife (Tuesdays at 9:30/8:30c) Base Los Angeles I’ve read that you take all of your classes online. What’s that like? Yeah, I’m…

March 17, 2014, 12:10 PM EDT

Angry Birds Maker Hatches In-Game Video Ad Plan Sees premium opportunities for brands on mobile

Angry Birds is getting ready to introduce in-game digital video ads in an expansion of its advertising products that the company will unveil soon, according to Michele Tobin, Rovio’s head…

February 13, 2014, 4:09 PM EST

Toys R Us' Holiday Ads Employ Prankvertising Element of surprise at center of huge effort

It might still be five weeks before Black Friday, but Toys "R" Us already rolling out a holidays campaign isn't shocking. Better a little bit early than a little bit…

October 21, 2013, 6:08 PM EDT

The Path From Madison Avenue to Corporate CEO How Eric Hirshberg and others made the transition

Since 2010, Eric Hirshberg has been CEO of one of the giants of the video game industry, Santa Monica, Calif.-based Activision Publishing. But everything he needed to know about how…

June 10, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

Brands Are Flocking to the Star Wars Nerd Procession The Course of the Force attracts big sponsors

If you’re driving down the Pacific Coast Highway this summer, and you see a cadre of Sand People or a lightsaber-wielding Boba Fett, don’t be alarmed. The Course of the…

June 2, 2013, 11:14 PM EDT

House of Cards Star Corey Stoll Doesn't Bother With Cable Are you surprised?

Specs Who Corey Stoll  Age 37 Accomplishments Starred as Rep. Peter Russo (D-Pa.) on Netflix’s House of Cards; played Ernest Hemingway in Midnight in Paris; appearing in the films Glass Chin and Non-Stop, out…

May 2, 2013, 11:57 PM EDT

Angry Birds Video Series Launching This Week on TVs, in Apps Rovio has nabbed ads from Activision, Paramount, Sony, BlackBerry

For those considering Rovio to be simply that Finnish company behind the Angry Birds mobile games, stop that right now. Rovio has been positioning itself as an entertainment company on…

March 11, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

People Don't Use TV Apps, and Mobile Gaming Is Set to Implode Bold rhetoric from top executives and analysts at CES

If you spent any time walking around the various small cities that the major electronics companies erected last week at CES, you probably noticed how confident their executives were that…

January 11, 2013, 7:33 AM EST

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