The death knell of Rovio is ringing louder. Just a month after the CEO of the Angry Birds developer resigned amidst sagging profits, the company announced 16 percent of its staff is being flung out the door.
There was a moment in recent history when Angry Birds, a smartphone game people play on the toilet, was poised to sweep all of pop culture. There would be Angry Bird theme parks, museums, stuffed animals, and tampons. Now, that dream is dead.