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PublicNASDAQ:NCTY
Date12/2004
Raised
Post IPO Valuation

General Information

Websitethe9.com
CategoryGames/Entertainment
Employees
Founded2008
DescriptionChinese Online Game Operator

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Chairman of the Board and CEO
CFO
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Director
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Director

Investments

CrowdStar 6/2013
CrowdStar 5/2012
CrowdStar 5/2011
Aurora Feint 7/2010
Red 5 Studios 3/2010
G10 Entertainment 4/2008

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The9

The9 Limited is an online game developer and operator.

The9 Limited offers online games, including massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs), massively multiplayer online first-person shooter games (MMOFPSs), Web games, social games, mobile games, and TV games.

As of December 31, 2012, the company owned or had exclusive licenses to operate SUN, Winning Goal, Q Jiang San Guo, Winning Dunk, Re Xue Wu Shuang, Firefall, Planetside 2, Qiji 2, and Web game platform 9c.com. It also provides game operating support, training and advertisement, and short message services, as well as operates TV and mobile game platforms.

The company was incorporated in August, 1999, formerly known as GameNow.net Limited and changed its name to The9 Limited in February 2004, with over 14 million registered users.

It completed its initial offering on NYSE on December 15, 2004.

The Company competes with Shanda Games Limited, NetEase, Changyou.com Limited, Perfect World, Co. Ltd., Giant Interactive Group and Tencent.

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  1. Crowdstar Picks Up An Extra $12M To Fuel Its Move Onto Tablets, Mobile (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  2. Crowdstar Raises $11.5M To Double Down On Mobile Gaming, Has Layoffs As It Leaves Facebook Behind (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Intel, Time Warner And The9 Make $23M Strategic Investment In Social Gaming Company CrowdStar (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. OpenFeint To Launch Android Game Network; Raises $4 Million (paidcontent.org) [edit]
  5. The9 Limited Announces Red 5 Studios Inc. Signing of Share Purchase Agreement with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development Co., Ltd. (corp.the9.com) [edit]
  6. VentureBeat (venturebeat.com) [edit]
  7. Chinese Game Developer The9 Sets Up $100 Million Fund For App Developers (techcrunch.com) [edit]
    The9 lines up $24m investment in Red 5 (gamesindustry.biz) [edit]
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