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Japanese Games Giant GREE Buys Minority Stake In Dutch Chat Startup eBuddy

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http://techcrunch.com – GREE, the Japanese mobile gaming giant, is continuing its global acquisition and investment spree. The company has acquired a minority stake in eBuddy, an Amsterdam, Netherlands-based startup that focuses on enabling multi-client chat on the web and mobile. The deal was first reported today by the Dutch web news site Emerce, which picked up on new data from the Amsterdam Chamber of Commerce that showed eBuddy’s board has changed since August to include Taisei Yoshida en Ryotaro Shima, two GREE executives. When reached via email by TechCrunch, eBuddy co-founder Jan-Joost Rueb said that h (IT news)