InfoSpace to power search on 36 Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers` sites

Released on = July 21, 2006, 3:07 am

Press Release Author = Rachel Hawkes / Elemental Communications

Industry = Management

Press Release Summary = Web and mobile search company InfoSpace to power search on
36 Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers' sites

Press Release Body = Web and mobile search company InfoSpace to power search on 36
Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers' sites

21 July, 2006, London, UK ---- GMG Regional Newspapers ( has
become the latest blue chip media brand to sign a search deal - across 36 of its
regional newspaper sites - with Web and mobile search company InfoSpace

The agreement, which includes sites such as Manchester Evening News
( and the Surrey Advertiser
(, will allow GMG Regional Newspapers' website users to
query all of the major search engines in one click via InfoSpace's unique metasearch
technology. Additionally, InfoSpace will provide a range of associated search
applications including contextual advertising and the company's award-winning media

Dominic Trigg, vice president at InfoSpace Europe, Web Search explains, "With
InfoSpace, GMG Regional Newspapers can offer its audience the best results from the
most popular search engines - Ask, Google, MSN, Yahoo! and more - all in one place.
The service is private-labelled and therefore enhances the newspapers' own look and
feel. In addition they will receive a search product with an excellent track record
of customer support and reliability."

"We were looking for a provider that could deliver top-of-the-range search solutions
with solid support to match. InfoSpace's metasearch technology creates a platform
for us to generate more relevant search results for our audience, whilst driving
greater revenues across all of our sites. Furthermore, the InfoSpace team has added
outstanding value through its creative approach and understanding of our audience
and internal objectives," explains David Benjamin, chief operating officer at GMG
Regional Newspapers.

"We continue to focus our efforts on the online capabilities of traditional media
brands, developing innovative new applications which enhance the user experience
whilst delivering outstanding revenues. The addition of GMG Regional Newspapers is
the latest success of these efforts," concludes John Thornhill, business development
director at InfoSpace Europe, Web Search.


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The media spokesperson for InfoSpace Europe, Web Search is Dominic Trigg, vice

About InfoSpace Web Search

InfoSpace markets Web search and online directory products that help users find the
information they need while creating revenue opportunities for merchants. The
Company operates a family of Internet properties that includes WebFetch
(, Dogpile (, Switchboard
(, WebCrawler (,
( and MetaCrawler ( InfoSpace
also powers Web search, along with online yellow and white pages, for a variety of
Web sites.

About InfoSpace, Inc.
A leading mobile media and technology company, InfoSpace, Inc. (Nasdaq:INSP)
develops and distributes content, products and services that are creating a robust
mobile marketplace and make it easy for consumers to discover, personalize and enjoy
their experiences. Founded in 1996, InfoSpace leverages its online and mobile assets
to potentially reach more than 90 percent of mobile subscribers in North America
through partnerships with operators such as Cingular Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile,
Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile and through its direct to consumer channel
Moviso ( The company\'s mobile portal services are also available to more
than 60 percent of the U.S. market. Online, the company showcases its leading
metasearch technology though Web sites such as Dogpile ( and its
comprehensive directory listings in such properties as Switchboard
( For more information, please visit

About Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers

GMG Regional Newspapers is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Guardian Media Group plc
and operates a mix of paid and free daily and weekly newspapers, internet products,
a local TV station along with other local media in and around Greater Manchester and
also in Surrey and Berkshire.

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace and its
partnership with The Guardian Media Group. 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 scope and timing of market acceptance of InfoSpace's implementation on Guardian
Media Group's sites. 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 and quarterly reports on Form
10-Q as filed from time to time, in the section entitled \"Risk Factors.\" 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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Contact Details = ----Contact----

Elemental Communications

Rachel Hawkes
Account Director, Elemental Communications

Telephone: +44 (0) 870 745 9292
Mobile: +44 (0) 776 665 1244
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Address: Second Floor, 145 -157 St John Street, London, EC1V 4PY, England, UK

Guardian Media Group Regional Newspapers

Elaine Darbyshire
Communications Director
GMG Regional Newspapers
164 Deansgate
M3 3GG

Tel: 0161 211 2574
Fax: 0161 839 2618

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