InfoSpace.com and QuikPage Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Complete Internet Advertising for Small Business
REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSpace.com, Inc., a leading
aggregator, integrator and syndicator of Web content and services, and
QuikPage, Inc., a leading web site development and hosting company, today
announced a strategic alliance providing local advertising sales companies an
integrated solution for their advertisers.
Together InfoSpace.com and QuikPage will create one-stop web site
development with distribution throughout key Internet locations. Local
business can now work with their local advertising sales companies such as
yellow page publishers and newspapers to create an Internet presence. This
bundled program includes a QuikPage custom web site along with InfoSpace.com's
extensive distribution network of web sites. The strategic alliance also
allows local advertisers to offer Web sites and distribution to their
customers without additional staffing or resources, and sites can be created
directly from existing print ads.
One of the cornerstones of InfoSpace.com's content services is its
nationwide yellow pages and white pages service. The company has helped
revolutionize the way consumers find businesses using the yellow pages on the
Internet. Consumers can find a business by name, in a general location or by
particular category. By using these directories, they will also be able to
view the business on a map, get door-to-door directions and even locate
similar businesses in the neighborhood. Home pages for customers listed within
the InfoSpace.com yellow pages directories will be linked to their external
QuikPage offers customers complete Web site packages consisting of design,
hosting, promotion, and customer lead generation. With over 150,000 Web sites
created, the company specializes in full-service Web sites for small
businesses, and caters to business owners with little or no Internet
knowledge. QuikPage also hosts its National Business Web Site Directory
(www.quikpages.com), a leading small business Web site directory on the
Internet with over 250,000 business listings.
``The partnership between InfoSpace and QuikPage will now offer a valuable
service to small businesses that don't have the resources to create and manage
their own Web site,'' said Naveen Jain, president and chief executive officer
of InfoSpace.com. ``We intend to deliver increased reach to their customers'
Web sites through our extensive yellow pages distribution system.''
``The resources that the two companies offer are unique,'' said John Dennis,
chief executive officer of QuikPage. ``Small companies desiring to open their
business on the Internet with their own Web site will be served well by
QuikPage's expertise in Web design and hosting, and InfoSpace.com's
sophisticated distribution network.''
About InfoSpace.com, Inc.
InfoSpace.com is a leading aggregator and integrator of content services
that it syndicates to a broad network of affiliates, including existing and
emerging Internet portals, destination sites and suppliers of PCs and other
Internet access devices, such as cellular phones, pagers, screen phones,
television set-top boxes, online kiosks and personal digital assistants. The
Company focuses on content with broad appeal, such as yellow pages and white
pages, maps, classified advertisements, real-time stock quotes, information on
local businesses and events, weather forecasts and horoscopes. By aggregating
content from multiple sources and integrating it with related content to
increase its usefulness, the Company serves as a single source of value-added
The Company's Internet affiliates include AOL (NYSE: AOL - news), Netscape
(Nasdaq: NSCP - news), Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT - news), Lycos (Nasdaq: LCOS - news), go2net Inc.'s
MetaCrawler (Nasdaq: GNET - news), Playboy (NYSE: PLA - news), Dow Jones (The Wall Street
Journal Interactive Edition), ABC LocalNet (NYSE: DIS - news) and CBS's affiliated TV
stations (NYSE: CBS - news). In addition, the Company has development agreements with
a number of providers of Internet access devices including PCs by Acer
America, Gateway 2000 and Pixel (for Packard Bell NEC), cellular phones by
AT&T Wireless (NYSE: T - news) and UnWired Planet, pagers by WolfeTech
(for Motorola), screen phones by InfoGear, Mitel, Mitsui and Lucent,
television set-top boxes by American Interactive Media, @Home, @World, Lucent,
On Command, Planetweb and Source Media, online kiosks by King kiosk platform
and Lexitech kiosk platform, and personal digital assistants by AT&T Wireless,
InfoGear and UnWired Planet.
About QuikPage, Inc.
QuikPage, Inc. is the leading developer, host, and promoter of small
business Web sites. The company provides a full-service Web site staff to
businesses that desire a site on the Internet without the need for additional
resources. Founded in 1996 with headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
QuikPage, Inc. specializes in providing easy, innovative and affordable
Internet solutions for the large and rapidly growing small business market.
The 120-person organization has the capacity to output 1,000 Web sites daily,
and also hosts The QuikPages National Business Web Site Directory, the leading
small business Web site directory on the Internet with 250,000 business sites.
The company offers its customers online shopping cart and e-commerce
solutions, as well as other value-added promotional services.
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