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The9 Invests in US Social Game Developer

Sina Tech, 5/24/11

Shanghai-based online game developer and operator The9 (Nasdaq: NCTY) today announced that it has participated in first-round funding totaling USD 23 mln for US social game developer and operator Crowdstar, alongside Intel Capital, Time Warner and NV Investments.

The9 CEO Zhu Jun said that the company's investment in Crowdstar follows its key strategic investments in online game developer Red 5 Studios and California-based mobile game developer and platform operator Aurora Feint. Zhu added that The9 is in serious discussions with Crowdstar to introduce Crowdstar's most successful Facebook social games to the China market, and to cooperate with Crowdstar on mobile social games.

Keywords: Crowdstar overseas USA The9 Zhu Jun Internet funding first-round NCTY social game online gaming mobile gaming

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