BELLEVUE, Wash.-October 24, 2005--InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP), a leading provider of mobile content, applications and infrastructure, today announced the appointment of Alan Welsman as vice president of European product management and marketing for InfoSpace. In this role, Welsman will be responsible for managing mobile media product and content strategy for the Company's European markets.
In the past twelve months, InfoSpace has acquired two European companies and added significant talent to the team, demonstrating the Company's commitment to the region. The appointment of Welsman, along with the recent hiring of Stephen Davis as president mobile media, and Kieve Huffman as vice president content, furthers the Company's commitment to strengthening its position as a leading mobile content provider in North America and Europe. Mr. Huffman will report directly to Stephen Davis.
"I am delighted that Alan has joined the team," said Stephen Davis, president mobile media of InfoSpace. "His knowledge of entertainment content across multiple formats will be a tremendous asset as we continue to expand our mobile content library."
Mr. Welsman brings 14 years of experience to InfoSpace in a variety of entertainment-based roles. Alan most recently served as head of entertainment at Orange where he was responsible for mobile music, games, and the film and video division within the Orange group of companies.
Prior to Orange, Alan was the marketing director at Speedy Tomato UK Ltd (a subsidiary of Telia AB), where he was charged with the launch and promotion of Telia AB's pan-European mobile wireless portal and mobile virtual network. Previously, Welsman was the Marketing Director at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe where he was responsible for the marketing and distribution of Sony PlayStation and PlayStation 2 throughout Europe.
Welsman graduated with honors from North East London Polytechnic with a BA in Business Studies.
InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) is a leader in private-label search, online directory, and mobile entertainment and services. InfoSpace's Search & Directory division uses its 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. Additionally, InfoSpace creates and provides infrastructure solutions that help mobile customers build stronger brands and generate revenue. InfoSpace distributes its applications and services through mobile operators, including Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, O2, Orange, 3, TIM and Telefonica Moviles. More information can be found at www.infospaceinc.com.