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Mobcrush raises $11 million to get people watching others play mobile games

Mobcrush raises $11 million to get people watching others play mobile games

More than 100 million people flip on the Twitch app to watch videos of other people playing video games, devoting nearly two hours a day to the habit. But they’re mostly watching "League of Legends,” “Call of Duty” and other computer or console games. That’s where Mobcrush and its new big-name investor see a gamble worth the risk. Mobcrush, which moved into a bigger office in Santa Monica last week, announced Tuesday an investment of more than $11 million from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and several other venture capital funds. The haul adds to $4.9 million in funding announced in May. Mobcrush’s app and website have the same...

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