TELUS Taps InfoSpace for Enhanced Portal and Content
BELLEVUE, Wash., Apr 21, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) today announced that TELUS, a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, has selected InfoSpace to provide it with a new online client portal that will improve TELUS' already strong Internet customer experience.
"TELUS' new portal allows us to engage our customers by delivering fresh content and services in a simple, intuitive format," said Brent Johnston, vice-president of Marketing, TELUS. "Today's Internet users are looking for more than a pretty Web site, they are looking for a user-friendly experience that will answer their needs, and add value to their lives and that's what InfoSpace's portal offering enables us to do."
The new portal features a simplified, intuitive design that allows TELUS to engage and entertain its high-speed customers the moment they connect to the Web. TELUS customers gain access to a variety of user-customizable content available in English and French, including local news, events, online videos, TV listings, weather, sports and stocks, as well as applications such as Facebook, e-mail and to-do lists. The portal also provides a high degree of personal customization, including a push-down widget catalog, user-defined tabs and drag-and-drop functionality, making it easy for TELUS users to organize an engaging, personalized home page.
"Today, Internet users demand access to the latest and greatest content directly from their start pages," said Vishal Anand, senior product manager of InfoSpace. "InfoSpace is pleased to help TELUS meet consumer demands in an increasingly competitive environment."
For more than a decade, InfoSpace has provided large Internet service providers and carriers with a robust platform and world-class customer service support. InfoSpace's portal has the flexibility, customization, and product control necessary to meet the unique demands of Internet service providers and their customers.
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 from several of the largest online search engines, providing fast and comprehensive search results on InfoSpace sites such as Dogpile (www.dogpile.com). InfoSpace's metasearch technology is also available on nearly 100 partner sites, including content, community and connectivity sites. More information may be found at www.infospaceinc.com.
TELUS (TSX: T, T.A; NYSE: TU) is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with $9.7 billion of annual revenue and 11.6 million customer connections including 6.1 million wireless subscribers, 4.2 million wireline network access lines and 1.2 million Internet subscribers. Led since 2000 by President and CEO, Darren Entwistle, TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including data, Internet protocol (IP), voice, entertainment and video. In support of our philosophy to give where we live, TELUS, our team members and retirees have contributed $135 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered more than 2.6 million hours of service to local communities since 2000. Nine TELUS Community Boards across Canada lead our local philanthropic initiatives. For more information about TELUS, please visit telus.com.
Cautionary Note about Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace's agreement with TELUS and its online portal 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 the applications and features of InfoSpace's online portal technology products and services. 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 and market acceptance of current and future applications and features of InfoSpace's online portal technology products and services and the actual performance under the agreement with TELUS. 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.
SOURCE: InfoSpace, Inc.
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