Ding dong, the bird is dead.
Dong Nguyen, the developer of “Flappy Bird,” tweeted on Feb. 8 that he would stop selling the game on Feb. 9. Nguyen, who said he would not sell the game to another company, was prompted to pull the game from app stores because it “ruins [his] simple life.”
As of 2pm ET on Sunday, Feb 9th, the game was no longer available.
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Pegasus Airlines Flight 751, traveling from Ukraine to Turkey, landed safely at Istanbul’s Sabiha Gokcen airport after a passenger said “a bomb” was on board the plane, according to Turkey’s Ministry of Transportation. The airliner was carrying 110 passengers at the time.
Reports indicate the passenger who made the bomb threat was trying to divert the plane to Sochi as the Winter Olympics got underway.
The mobile game “Flappy Bird” generates $50,000 per day in ad revenue for its Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. Nguyen told The Verge Feb. 5 that the game will not likely receive any more updates because “anything added to the game will ruin it somehow.”
Why would I put a show on a big heavy rectangle in your house when I can put it in your pocket? — Jerry Seinfeld
Google confirmed Jan. 29 that it is selling Motorola Mobility to Lenovo for $2.91 billion, pending regulatory approval. News of the sale was first reported by China Daily earlier on Jan. 29.
Google first announced its acquisition of Motorola Mobility in August 2011 for $12.5 billion. The deal closed in May 2012.
Thieves steal blood of John Paul II from Italian chapel
A small reliquary containing the the blood of the late Pope John Paul II was stolen from a chapel in the Abruzzo mountains, east of Rome.
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