October 27, 1998, REDMOND, Washington, /PRNewswire/ --
InfoSpace.com, Inc., a leading aggregator, integrator and syndicator
of Web content services, and 555-1212.com, a reference portal and
provider of Area Code lookup on the Internet, today announced a
strategic alliance to provide InfoSpace.com directories and services
at the 555-1212.com Web site ( www.555-1212.com).
By adding InfoSpace.com's features such as yellow pages and white
pages directories, classified advertisements, real-time stock quotes
and comparison-shopping, 555-1212.com has significantly expanded
the offerings available at its site. Internet users can access these
free directories and services by clicking on the "Resources" button
at the 555-1212.com home page.
"555-1212.com is a brand known by Internet information-seekers,"
said Naveen Jain, president and Chief Executive Officer for InfoSpace.com.
"InfoSpace.com's comprehensive directories and broadly appealing
services add value and enrich the user's experience at the 555-1212.com
"We are dedicated to making 555-1212.com one of the most popular
and useful reference sites on the Web," said Richard Cox, Chief
Executive Officer of Terret, Inc., which develops content and partnerships
for the 555-1212.com site. "InfoSpace.com's technology offers 555-1212.com
users seamless access to its award-winning directories and services,
providing powerful tools when searching for people and businesses
on the World Wide Web."
Recently, both sites were recognized among the most popular directory
services on the Internet by Media Metrix, The PC Meter Co.
About InfoSpace.com, Inc.
InfoSpace.com is a leading aggregator and integrator of content
services for syndication to a broad network of affiliates, including
existing and emerging Internet portals, destination sites and suppliers
of PCs and other Internet access devices, such as cellular phones,
pagers, screen phones, television set-top boxes, online kiosks and
personal digital assistants. The Company focuses on content with
broad appeal, such as yellow pages and white pages, maps, classified
advertisements, real-time stock quotes, information on local businesses
and events, weather forecasts and horoscopes. By aggregating content
from multiple sources and integrating it with related content to
increase its usefulness, the Company serves as a single source of
The Company's Internet affiliates include AOL, Netscape, Microsoft,
Lycos, go2net Inc.'s MetaCrawler, Playboy, Dow Jones (The Wall Street
Journal Interactive Edition), ABC LocalNet and CBS's affiliated
TV stations. In addition, the Company has development agreements
with a number of providers of Internet access devices including
PCs by Acer America, Gateway 2000 and Pixel (for Packard Bell NEC),
cellular phones by AT&T; Wireless and UnWired Planet, pagers by WolfeTech
(for Motorola), screen phones by InfoGear, Mitel, Mitsui and Lucent,
television set-top boxes by American Interactive Media, @Home, @World,
Lucent, On Command, Planetweb and Source Media, online kiosks by
King kiosk platform and Lexitech kiosk platform, and personal digital
assistants by AT&T; Wireless, InfoGear and UnWired Planet.
About 555-1212.com, Inc.
555-1212.com, Inc. is a leading provider of information services
on the Internet, giving a single source for finding information
about the world. The 555-1212.com website provides information resources
on area codes, international calling codes, email directories, telephone
numbers, and a geographically categorized website directory for
businesses and consumers. 555-1212.com is based in San Francisco,
About Terret, Inc.
Founded in 1996, Terret, Inc. delivers products and services at
the intersection of the computing and communications markets. Terret
manages and develops the www.555-1212.com reference portal in partnership
with 555-1212.com, Inc. Terret Business Solutions provides web and
technology solutions including Internet, Intranet, Extranet, E-Commerce,
MIS, Systems Integration and Software Engineering. Terret, Inc.
is based in San Jose, California.
NOTE: Terret is a trademark of Terret, Inc.
SOURCE InfoSpace.com, Inc.