Tuesday 3 May 2005/... InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP) today announced that it has appointed Mr. George Fraser as vice president of European sales and marketing for InfoSpace Mobile. In this role, Fraser will lead a sales organisation to increase sales and revenue throughout Europe across the InfoSpace Mobile portfolio.
"I am pleased to see our presence in Europe strengthened by the addition of George to our organisation," said Steve Elfman, vice president, mobile operations. "This marks our increased focus on developing and growing the European market across all product lines in mobile."
Fraser brings 16 years of technology sales and marketing management to InfoSpace. He most recently served as general manager for EMEA and Latin America for RealNetworks where he significantly grew the European customer base. He also launched the first European based Internet content subscription service featuring leading content brands including BBC, UEFA, MTV, CNN and Big Brother.
Prior to RealNetworks, Fraser was the director of marketing and strategic alliances for Eyretel, a call center and trading rooms solutions company. Previously, Fraser was the European sales director for WorldCom Advanced Networks. Fraser also served as global account director and global sales development manager at British Telecom.
Fraser graduated from Loughborough University with a degree in banking and finance.
InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) is a leader in private-label search, online directory and mobile entertainment. InfoSpace consists of two divisions - Search & Directory and Mobile. The Search and Directory division uses our unique metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites and provide private-label search and online directory services. InfoSpace Mobile is a global provider and publisher of wireless content, including ringtones, games, graphics and more, as well as infrastructure solutions that help customers build stronger brands and generate revenue. InfoSpace Mobile distributes its applications through mobile operators, including Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, 02, Orange, 3, TIM and Telefonica Moviles. More information can be found at www.InfoSpaceinc.com
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace's Mobile business and the appointment of George Fraser as vice president of European sales and marketing. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect InfoSpace's actual results include the progress and costs of the development of our products and services and the timing of market acceptance of those products and services. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in InfoSpace's most recent annual Report on Form 10-K, in the section entitled "Factors Affecting Our Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price of Stock." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. InfoSpace undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
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