BELLEVUE, Wash., Jun 19, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- InfoSpace, Inc.'s (NASDAQ:INSP) Dogpile.com, the search site that combines the top results from the leading search engines, today announced the release of a new search widget - Arfie, your desktop pal. The graphically appealing desktop pal widget features Arfie, Dogpile's mascot, and his doghouse. Users will be able to play fetch with Arfie, pet him and watch him romp around their desktop. Additionally, the desktop widget will give users access to Dogpile's proprietary metasearch technology directly from their desktops, as well as allow users to follow in real-time what the world is searching for through Dogpile's SearchSpy technology.
Elements of the 'Arfie - your desktop pal' widget include:
-- Have fun with Dogpile's canine mascot, Arfie. In addition to using Arfie to pull and organize the best search results on the Web, users can pet, play fetch and enjoy Arfie on their desktops. When users have found what they're looking for, they can put Arfie to bed by minimizing him to their taskbars. He's hypoallergenic, won't bite your mailman and is already house broken.
-- A customizable Dogpile single-search bar that blends the results of top search engines, including Google, Yahoo!, MSN, and Ask. The widget allows users to access results from multiple search engines in the time it takes to conduct one search, directly from their desktops.
-- Real-time access to Dogpile's SearchSpy feed, allowing users to catch a glimpse of what the world is currently searching for on Dogpile.com.
"Offering a little fun with your search is one critical element our team is focused on as we continue to improve Dogpile.com," said Mark Whidby, director, search product management of InfoSpace, Inc. "Our users have always loved Arfie, and now we're giving them a way to take him home with them. This widget is the first of many new engaging and useful tools we hope to launch in the coming months. A top priority as we continue to upgrade Dogpile.com is to engage and entertain our users while providing a superior search experience."
To view and download Dogpile's new search widget, visit www.dogpilewidgetdownload.com.
To see the changes taking place at Dogpile, please visit www.dogpile.com.
For millions of people everyday, Dogpile goes beyond search as usual by providing a fun and engaging place to discover all the web has to offer. Dogpile is a business of InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP). For information about InfoSpace, please visit: http://www.infospaceinc.com.
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, including Dogpile (www.dogpile.com) and WebFetch (www.webfetch.com). For the 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 www.infospaceinc.com.
Cautionary Note about Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace's Dogpile.com, its new search widget and future search tools. 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 continuing improvements to our site and offering improved features and technology, such as the search widget and future tools. 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 search technology, including in its Dogpile.com search site, its search widget and future tools. 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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