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Publishing

Kleiner Perkins invests in iPhone game publisher

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers has invested in a first round of financing for ngmoco, a publisher of games for Apple Inc's AAPL.O iPhone.

Ngmoco will use the funding to collaborate with game makers on creating and acquiring games for the media-playing iPhone, the company said on Thursday.

Early stage fund Maple Investments also participated in the financing round, whose terms were not disclosed. Kleiner Perkins partner Bing Gordon, a former chief creative officer for game publisher Electronic Arts ERTS.O, will join the ngmoco board.

Reporting by Michele Gershberg, editing by Maureen Bavdek

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