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InfoSpace And Skee-Ball Roll Out A New Twist On The Classic Arcade Game For Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers


03/06/2006, BELLEVUE, Wash. and BEDMINSTER, NJ — InfoSpace Inc. (Nasdaq:INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, Skee-Ball® Inc. and Verizon Wireless, the nation’s leading wireless service provider, today announced that Skee-Ball For Prizes, a dynamic twist on the classic Skee-Ball arcade game, is available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. Designed with stunning graphics, Skee-Ball For Prizes represents the first ever mobile version of the classic Skee-Ball game.

“Skee-Ball For Prizes brings a touch of nostalgia to Verizon Wireless customers’ phones, allowing fans of all ages a chance to experience the classic thrill of Skee-Ball,“ said Andy Riedel, Vice President of Social Networking and Communities, InfoSpace. ”Skee-Ball is a classic game of skill, and this updated version adds innovative level designs and graphics to make it an engaging and entertaining game for Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers.”

“Skee-Ball lovers won’t have to go all the way to the arcade and can now play Skee-Ball wherever they are directly in the palm of their hands,” said Joe Sladek, CEO of Skee-Ball Inc. “The game combines the best of traditional Skee-Ball with the latest in mobile technologies, delivering a timeless game everyone can enjoy.”

With more than a dozen single player levels, innovative game boards, challenging level objectives and tournaments for prizes, Skee-Ball For Prizes takes the arcade classic to a new level. The concept of the game remains true to classic Skee-Ball, as gamers try to score by rolling 3D balls down an alley into pockets on unique game boards. Extreme level designs such as Money Ball and Invaders will put players’ skills to the test, with the competition intensifying with every throw. Players can also challenge up to four friends using one phone with the Pass N’ Play mode and compete against other gamers in tournaments for exciting prizes. For more information about tournaments for prizes please visit,

Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers can purchase and download Skee-Ball For Prizes from the getGAMES shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store for $2.99 monthly access or $6.49 for unlimited use purchase. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

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About InfoSpace, Inc.
InfoSpace, Inc. drives mobile media innovation. With one of the world’s largest mobile content libraries, InfoSpace makes it easy for consumers to discover, personalize and enjoy their on-the-go experiences. The company uses its superior merchandising and technology capabilities to facilitate the delivery of original and licensed content across hundreds of mobile devices and through multiple channels. InfoSpace also mobilizes brands and creates programming and revenue opportunities for mobile operators. The company’s products and services have extensive reach in North America and Europe through carriers in partnership with world-class brands such as Cablevision and Fox News; and through online Web sites such as Dogpile (, which showcase the company’s leading metasearch technology and key advertising partnerships with companies like Google, Yahoo!, Verizon SuperPages and More information can be found at

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation’s most reliable wireless network, serving 51.3 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace’s mobile business and its mobile gaming products including its Skee-Ball game product. 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. Factors that could affect actual results include mobile operator uptake of InfoSpace’s mobile gaming products including the Skee-Ball game and the extent of consumer adoption and usage of the products. 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 “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.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless.


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