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Press Release: 1996-04-18: SegaSoft Invests in Mpath Interactive

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Language: English
Original source: SegaSoft (archived)
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (April 18, 1996) - SegaSoft, Inc. and Mpath Interactive today announced that SegaSoft has taken a strategic investment in Mpath Interactive, a company dedicated to improving social interaction on the Internet's World Wide Web.

Under terms of the agreement, SegaSoft, an independent U.S. software development company, will acquire an equity position in Mpath, making SegaSoft the largest single investor in the Cupertino, Calif. company excluding employees and venture partners. SegaSoft Chairman Nobuo Mii will sit on the board of Mpath Interactive.

"Our alliance with Mpath Interactive is in keeping with our overall strategy announced last year," Mii said. "We recognize Mpath's platform technology and expertise as the best in the industry. Our investment is in line with our philosophy of aligning ourselves with the best companies in specific arenas as we move forward."

This represents the first step in SegaSoft's aggressive efforts to become the definitive provider of interactive experiences for people who want to be entertained or informed.

About SegaSoft
SegaSoft was founded in 1995 and develops interactive software and content for delivery on all platforms, including PCs, gaming consoles and the Internet. SegaSoft is a joint venture of CSK Corporation and Sega of America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the $4 billion Sega Enterprises Ltd., a global leader in interactive digital entertainment media. SegaSoft is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., where it employs 150.
About Mpath

Mpath is committed to developing technologies to enhance social interaction on the Internet's World Wide Web. Later this year, Mpath will launch Mplayerô, a service where players will be able to check out the latest multiplayer games and test their skills against millions of potential opponents with a variety of games including flight simulators, adventure games, role playing games, and board and traditional games. Mpath's platform for the Mplayer gaming service is based on a multi-client application protocol (MCAP) and a fully distributed network of game servers deployed at multiple locations.
Mpath and Mplayer are trademarks of Mpath Interactive. SegaSoft is a trademark of SegaSoft, Inc.
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