InfoSpace Mobile Names John Chasey VP European Operations
Tuesday 3 May 2005/... InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP) today announced that it has appointed Mr. John Chasey as vice president of European operations for InfoSpace Mobile. In this role, Chasey will lead a team to expand the European market for the InfoSpace Mobile portfolio.
"I am thrilled to have a leader of his caliber and stature in the industry playing such an important role in our organisation", said Steve Elfman, vice president, mobile operations.
Chasey brings 13 years of game development management to InfoSpace. He most recently served as managing director for IOMO, with responsibility for global operations. IOMO, formerly IO Productions, was founded by Chasey in 2000 and was acquired by InfoSpace in December 2004. At IOMO, Chasey built the organisation by creating more than 80 innovative, award-winning games and developing distribution agreements through major mobile operators and handset manufacturers throughout Europe. The studio has been named "Best Mobile Studio" for the last two years in the Develop Industry Excellence Awards.
"InfoSpace has a tremendous opportunity before it in mobile gaming in Europe and abroad," said Chasey. "The Company excels in investing in the right assets, technologies and relationships. I'm looking forward to building InfoSpace's games position and taking it to the next level."
Prior to IO productions, Chasey spent five years in technical and general management at SCi Entertainment plc. During this period he signed new developer Stainless Software to SCi and was co-producer of their debut title Carmageddon, which won the PC Zone "Driving Game of the Year" and "Game of the Year" 1997 awards.
Chasey currently serves on the TIGA board - The Independent Game Developers' Association - and is the board representative for the TIGA Mobile special interest group. He also currently sits on the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment Committee and was a member of the Nokia Games Advisory council.
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, including its mobile gaming products, and the appointment of John Chasey as vice president of European operations. 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, including without limitation its mobile gaming products, mobile operator uptake of InfoSpace's mobile gaming products, 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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