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Gaikai, a startup that promises to let users play PC-based games in their web browsers, has raised another $10 million-plus. Gaikai installs…

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Gaikai, a startup that promises to let users play PC-based games in their web browsers, has raised another $10 million-plus. Gaikai installs the games — which would typically require a DVD-install — on its own servers and then lets subscribers “stream” the game on the web. For now, the technology is in an invite-only beta but Gaikai says in the release announcing the funding that it will be launching its service “soon.”

Venturebeat — which first reported the funding — says the company plans to make money in part by powering browser-based demos for game publishers that want an easy way to provide online game shoppers with a sense of what a PC game is like.

Gaikai had raised $5 million in a first round of funding led by Benchmark Capital in January. The new funding comes from Benchmark, as well as TriplePoint Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners and an unnamed partner.

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