InfoSpace Pilots Cutting-Edge Toolbar Offering Among Foodies

November 25, 2008

BELLEVUE, Wash., Nov 25, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) --

Cooking for the family just got a little easier in time for the holidays thanks to InfoSpace's (NASDAQ:INSP) new recipe toolbar. The company released the toolbar as the first in a series of new product offerings scheduled to launch early next year. Featuring more than 40,000 recipes in five different categories, the recipe toolbar provides a variety of tasty options for consumers year round.

In keeping with its mission to deliver the best content available on the Web, InfoSpace has partnered with, the world's largest social network of food and entertaining enthusiasts, to provide thousands of recipes and a variety of meal ideas for cooks of all skill levels. The toolbar features a variety of categories such as slow-cooked meals, budget meals, and changing holiday themed recipe options. It also offers dynamic content such as trivia, pictures and fly-out menus with visually appetizing dishes to please any palette.

"When looking for a recipe during the holidays or everyday for that matter, chances are you've got a lot of other things going on. That's why we created the Recipes toolbar, so you can look for recipes quickly and easily without having to navigate away from your homepage or other sites," said Joe Herzog, senior director of product management, InfoSpace. "The best part is that it's interactive and updated daily, so it's not only convenient butits fun to check out as often as you need."

While traditional toolbars are typically crammed with undistinguishable icons, the recipe toolbar delivers a fresh new experience with a simple and elegant design. The new toolbar, which requires Microsoft's Silverlight technology, provides a consumer launching point for browsing vertical content and media and allows users to stream content efficiently to locate a recipe or to plan a holiday dinner from any Web site they are on.

Additional features include:

  • A search bar that intelligently combines and filters the best results from leading search engines including Google, Yahoo!, Windows Live Search and Ask!
  • Popular recipes chosen by the AllRecipes community each featuring prep-time and cook-time right in the gallery.
  • Cost-conscious meals created specifically for those looking to create a delicious meal on a budget.

To view and download the Nation Recipes toolbar, visit

About InfoSpace, Inc.

InfoSpace, Inc., a leading developer of metasearch products, is focused on bringing the best of the Web to Internet users.InfoSpace's proprietary metasearch technology combines the top results fromseveral of the largest onlinesearch engines, providing fast and comprehensivesearch resultson InfoSpace sites including Dogpile ( and WebFetch ( Forthe second consecutive year, JD Power and Associates ranked Dogpile highest in customer satisfaction among search engines. InfoSpace's metasearch technology is also available on more than 100 partner sites, including content, community and connectivity sites. More information can be found at


AllRecipes, the world's largest social network of food and entertaining enthusiasts, is visited annually by more than 175 million annual visits from users who share and download recipes, reviews, photos, personal profiles, and meal ideas. For more than ten years, the Seattle-based site has served as a dynamic, indispensable resource for cooks seeking trusted recipes, entertaining ideas, everyday and holiday meal solutions, practical cooking tips, and food advice. AllRecipes provides more than 52,000 recipes inspiring between six and nine million monthly unique visitors and a membership base of more than 2.8 million strong.

Cautionary Note about Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace's Nation Recipes toolbar, its agreement with, InfoSpace's new product offerings, and InfoSpace's metasearch products and services. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. Forward-looking statements include, without limitation, statements regarding new product offerings and their scheduled launch next year and the content and features of the Nation Recipes toolbar. 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 user adoption and implementation of InfoSpace's new product offerings, including its Nation Recipes toolbar, and market acceptance of current and future applications and features of InfoSpace's metasearch technology products and services, including toolbars, and the actual performance under the agreement with 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 with the Securities and Exchange Commission, 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.

SOURCE: InfoSpace, Inc.

Stacy Ybarra, 425-709-8127
For InfoSpace
Marya Pongrace, 212-931-6142

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