Angry Birds floats for $1 billion+, High Speed internet in 75% of EU homes and Twitter trials 280: this week in media

Angry Birds floats for $1 billion+, High Speed internet in 75% of EU homes and Twitter trials 280: this week in media

Angry Birds IPOs for €950 million

Rovio, the maker of Angry Birds, listed on the Finnish stock exchange valuing the games maker for over $1 billion, and has publicly stated it’s on a acquisitive mission.  Read more on Reuters >> 

High speed internet ‘available in 75% of EU homes’

High-speed broadband services of at least 30 Mbps were available to 75.9% of EU households by mid-2016, according to European Commission research.  Read more on DigitalTVEurope >>

Twitter trials 280 characters

Jack Dorsey, Twitter founder and CEO, announced the trial of 280 characters (double the original 140) with a select number of users, to a predictably vitriolic backlash from the Twitter Community.  Read more on Guardian >>

Spotify valued at $16 billion

Private trades in Spotify shares are valuing the music streaming company at about $16 billion, according to people familiar with the deals, raising the prospect of a bumper flotation next year.   Read more on Reuters >>

Google pulls YouTube from Amazon Echo

Google announced last week that it would not be supporting YouTube on Amazon’s new Amazon Echo Show device.  Read more on TheVerge >>

DailyMail digital revenues rocket, Google ends its first-click-free policy & Snapchat shifts 150k Spectacles: this week in media

DailyMail digital revenues rocket, Google ends its first-click-free policy & Snapchat shifts 150k Spectacles: this week in media

Time Inc UK up for sale, Instagram hits 800 million users and Prosieben bids for Mashable

Time Inc UK up for sale, Instagram hits 800 million users and Prosieben bids for Mashable