Rovio’s astounding festive season downloads, BuzzFeed funding and Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America, it’s all in today’s Daily Dose.

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  • Rovio’s Angry Birds games were downloaded 30m times over Christmas, 8m on Christmas Day alone. Read more
  • Current TV becomes Al Jazeera America following acquisition, Al Gore joins ‘advisory board’. Read more
  • Social news site BuzzFeed lands $19.3m from NEA, Buddy Media co-founders and prior backers. Read more
  • Google’s Eric Schmidt is heading to cloistered, technologically-backward North Korea on a private trip. Read more