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Google Makes Another Chinese Investment, In Games Streaming

  • It joined a funding round for mobile-centric service Chushou
  • The investment came after Google lost out to Amazon for Twitch
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Alphabet Inc.’s Google has joined a funding round for a Chinese games-streaming service, making its second direct investment there since largely withdrawing from the country in 2010.

The Mountain View, California company is joining a Series D investment round for Chushou, whose name translates into “Tentacle,” a Chinese mobile-centric game live-streaming platform with 90 million registered users. Existing backers including Qiming Venture, Shunwei Capital and Alpha X Capital also joined the round, Chushou said in a statement that Google provided.