Bellevue, Washington – (The Hosting News) – June 14, 2007 – Hosting infrastructure, subscription management and search firm, InfoSpace, Inc., has extended its agreement with Verizon Wireless, in which InfoSpace will power Verizon’s enhanced Mobile Web 2.0SM service, as well as core sectors of the Verizon mobile infrastructure.
The Web 2.0SM service is designed to allow customers to more easily access the latest news, tools and information. This agreement extends InfoSpace’s multi-year relationship with Verizon Wireless.
The combined offerings are hoped to provide mobile customers with faster, easier access to their favorite content and information, while increasing revenue opportunities for the leading wireless service provider. InfoSpace’s relationship with Verizon Wireless includes key components of the platform’s suite of services.
InfoSpace provides hosting, infrastructure and subscription management capabilities from its platform to power Verizon Wireless’ Mobile Web 2.0 service, which offers subscribers an up-to-the-minute look at the latest news spanning weather, sports, entertainment and more.
Jesse Money, Executive Director of Consumer Multimedia Data Services for Verizon Wireless remarked, ”InfoSpace’s Mobile Services Platform allows us to bring our customers an excellent mobile web-browsing experience and easy access to relevant content and information while on-the-go. A key selling point for us was the flexibility of the platform that allowed us to tailor pieces to fit our needs for this deployment and we’re pleased to continue our long standing relationship with them.
Steve Elfman, Executive Vice President of InfoSpace’s mobile business unit remarked, ”Verizon Wireless is a valued partner for InfoSpace and we are excited to extend and expand our successful relationship. As part of our Mobile Services Platform, InfoSpace is committed to delivering customized mobile solutions for carriers and helping them generate new revenue streams, and we look forward to doing so with Verizon Wireless.”
InfoSpace Mobile is a developer of mobile technologies and infrastructure services that are designed to help mobile users quickly and easily discover and enjoy content and information on the go. InfoSpace’s mobile platform offers carrier partners a customizable, scalable solution for the programming and delivery of mobile content, helping build stronger brands and generate revenue. Mobile users benefit from the best-in-class local search experience of InfoSpace Find It! (www.infospacefindit.com), and InfoSpace’s mobile portal, search, messaging and storefront offerings. The company’s mobile products and services are available to over 200 million consumers through mobile operators such as AT and T Mobility, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Sprint Nextel, and Virgin Mobile.
Verizon Wireless, a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD), operates a wireless voice and data network, serving more than 59 million customers. The largest US wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 65,000 employees nationwide.
For more information about InfoSpace, please visit: www.infospaceinc.com.