From Sega Retro
|Merged into: Nokia|
|Headquarters: San Francisco, California, USA|
Sega.com (not to be confused with Sega's official website) was a company owned by Sega of America established to handle Sega's online presence in the United States. It was established in April 2000.
The company was initially established to manage SegaNet; a Sega-manged internet service provider tailored for use with the Sega Dreamcast. SegaNet was designed to provide responsive online gaming low bandwidth internet connections (typically users hooked up to 56kb/s dial-up modems) - Sega.com would later use this technology to develop Sega Network Application Package (SNAP), bringing the benefits to other platforms (including the PlayStation 2 and Nintendo GameCube).
In December 2000 Sega.com acquired online entertainment company FamilyWonder, Inc.. Sega.com also found itself establishing a mobile device division, Sega Mobile in 2002. From 2001-2003, Sega.com also operated SEGA's official website.
While its operations were based predominantly in the US, it was quick to establish an Asian division in Hong Kong which attempted to bring online Dreamcast services to non-Japanese markets in the region.
Sega.com was acquired by Nokia in August 2003, with its SNAP technology being integrated into the N-Gage. Sega Mobile continued to operate as a separate venture within Sega, and operations of the SEGA website went to Sega of America itself.
- Press release: 2000-04-04: Sega Announces Formation of New Company, Sega.com, Inc.
- Press release: 2003-08-19: NOKIA AND SEGA REACH AGREEMENT ON THE TRANSFER OF SELECT SEGA.COM LEADING TECHNOLOGY
- Press release: 2000-05-11: Sega.com Introduces New Site Browser
- Press release: 2002-12-03: Sega.com to Provide Network Multiplay Solution for Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation 2 Developers
- Press release: 2000-12-06: Sega.com Acquires FamilyWonder Inc.
- Press release: 2000-04-26: Sega.com Opens Hong Kong Office
|Overseas Sega companies, studios and subsidiaries|
|CSK||Sega Sammy Holdings|
|Sega of America|
|Sega Technical Institute|
|Sega Away Team|
|Sega France||Sega France|
|Sega España||Sega España|
|Sega Germany||Sega Germany|
|Sega Benelux||Sega Benelux|
|Sega Multimedia Studio|
|Sega Midwest Studio|
|Sega Amusements USA|
|Deith Leisure||Sega Amusements Europe||Sega Amusements International|
|Sega Total Solutions|
|Sega Prize Europe|
|Sega Music Group|
|Sega of America Dreamcast|
|Sonic Team USA||Sega Studios USA|
|Sega Mobile||Sega Networks Inc.|
|Sega Publishing Korea|
|Sega of China|
|The Creative Assembly|
|Sega Studios San Francisco|
|Sega Studios Australia|
|Three Rings Design|