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Infospace appoints new research and development exec

New VP to represent firm on CTIA standards committees

Mobile content and applications provider Infospace has announced the appointment of Dr. Reed Thorkilsden to the role of vice president, technology, research and development.

Dr. Thorkilsden brings more than 25 years of strategic business development experience to the company, most recently serving as director of technical business development for Seattle start-up firm CoCo Communications Corporation. He has also worked for BT subsidiary Syntegra, Lucent Technologies and AT&T Bell Labs.

In his new role, Dr. Thorkilsden will oversee the implementation of new technologies in Infospace's mobile and online businesses, leveraging key relationships with the major North American carriers, infrastructure partners and handset manufacturers. He will also represent the firm on standards committees within CTIA and the Open Mobile Alliance.

"InfoSpace's growth and success is driven by our ability to deliver outstanding technological solutions and innovation to our partners," commented Infospace's Steve Elfman.

"I'm pleased to welcome Reed Thorkilsden to the team as we continue to develop and deliver new online and mobile offerings to our customers."

Infospace facilitates the delivery of original and licensed content across hundreds of mobile devices and through multiple channels. With ambitions of accelerating the widespread consumer adoption of mobile data applications, Infospace has formed various key strategic partnerships with wireless operators, device manufacturers, retailers and entertainment companies.

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