ah-ha.com and InfoSpace Team for Paid Inclusion Program

SAN JOSE, Calif. (PRWEB) August 16, 2002 –

ha.com, Inc., one of the largest providers of online advertising solutions, announced an agreement with InfoSpace, Inc. (Nasdaq: INSP), a provider of wireless and Internet software and application services, to develop and deliver a Paid Inclusion program.

Planned to launch within the next few weeks, the Paid Inclusion program will provide participating Web site owners with the ability to promote their sites within meta-search results InfoSpace delivers to a number of Web search properties, including Excite (http://www.excite.com), as well as InfoSpace’s network of search sites, including Dogpile (http://www.dogpile.com), WebCrawler (http://www.webcrawler.com), MetaCrawler (http://www.metacrawler.com) and InfoSpace (http://www.infospace.com), among others.

COO of ah-ha.com Jay Bean said the agreement emphasizes ah-ha.com’s commitment to offering diverse advertising options, “Paid Inclusion is one of the rapidly growing means of marketing online,” said Bean. “We are pleased to have expanded our advertising services to include Paid Inclusion featured on Excite and the InfoSpace Network.”

“Our relationship with ah-ha not only provides Web site owners with a compelling, easy-to-use Paid Inclusion product and significant new audience for exposure, but it creates a new revenue stream for InfoSpace,” said York Baur, InfoSpace executive vice president, wireline and broadband. “We are very pleased with this program and believe our network of sites where we deliver comprehensive and relevant search results fast, and relationship with ah-ha give us distinct advantages in the search marketplace.”

About ah-ha.com, Inc.

ah-ha.com applies unique advertising programs to join websites to potential customers. The company offers an array of products and services to advertisers and webmasters throughout the Internet, including Distribution and Partner Programs, Paid Listings, LogoLinks™, TopLinks Creatives, Paid Inclusions, and Skyscraper advertisements. ah-ha.com programs are designed to deliver targeted traffic to websites, connecting customers to providers. Additional information can be obtained at http://www.ah-ha.com.

About InfoSpace, Inc.

InfoSpace, Inc. (Nasdaq: INSP) provides wireless and Internet software and application services. The Company develops software technologies that enable customers to efficiently offer a broad array of network-based services under their own brand to any device. InfoSpace corporate information can be found at http://www.infospaceinc.com.

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company’s advertising sales and services agreement with ah-ha.com, Inc. 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. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in InfoSpace’s 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.


Tasmin Friel

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