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Good day, bad day: May 7, 2012
The maker of Angry Birds considers cashing in with an IPO, while dinosaur farts are blamed for ancient global warming — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
Rovio, the company that makes the wildly popular Angry Birds games, might be valued at $9 billion in a possible IPO.
Rovio, the company that makes the wildly popular Angry Birds games, might be valued at $9 billion in a possible IPO.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

Happy endings
Two of the three freed American hikers who were held captive for several months in Iran marry in California. [TIME]

Getting angry
Rovio, the Finnish company that makes the confoundingly popular Angry Birds games, contemplates an IPO. Analysts say the company would be valued at up to $9 billion. [Geekosystem]

Dives of faith
A group of Saudi divers builds the world's first underwater mosque off the coast of Saudi Arabia. [Business Insider]

BAD DAY FOR: 

Easily embarrassed dinosaurs
New research finds that methane gases produced by farting dinosaurs may have caused an ancient episode of global warming and contributed to the species' own demise. [New Scientist]

Surviving the spotlight
Meow, the massive 39-pound cat who gained internet fame last week, dies of pulmonary failure. [BuzzFeed]

Keeping Wikipedia free
Two enterprising New Yorkers will write, research, and post a Wikipedia page about you or your business including all the required citations — if you pay them $300. [Newser]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: May 4, 2012 

 

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