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'Flappy Bird' has been removed from iTunes by owner

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The free app "Flappy Bird" was earning $50,000 a day in advertising revenue, according to Newsweek on Feb. 10.

If you are not familiar with "Flappy Bird," it was an addicted app that was at the top of iTunes last month. However, the game owner has pulled the plug on the popular game.

On Saturday, Feb. 8, Dong Nguyen, the game’s developer, tweeted that he planned to remove "Flappy Bird" from iTunes. He wrote, “I am sorry 'Flappy Bird' users, 22 hours from now, I will take 'Flappy Bird' down. I cannot take this anymore.”

"Flappy Bird" was released last May, but it did not begin to move up the ranks until Nov. "Flappy Bird" had reached number one by Jan.

CNN reported that since the app has been removed from iTunes, Flappy Bird has appeared for sale on eBay. Smart phones with the game installed are priced as high as $5,000. An iPod Touch 5 with the game installed is priced at $6,000.

Fans of the game are disappointed that Nguyen pulled the game. Nguyen tweeted that his decision to stop selling the game wasn't because Apple compelled him to do so. He said people were overusing the game and it was ruining his simple life.

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