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INFOSPACE.COM., INC. ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS TO MANAGEMENT TEAM        
                        (PR Newswire; 01/29/99)                        

 Bernee D.L. Strom Named as New President and Chief Operating Officer

 REDMOND, Wash., Jan. 29 /PRNewswire/ -- InfoSpace.com Inc. (Nasdaq: INSP), 
today announced a number of additions to the management team and board of 
directors.  Bernee D.L. Strom was named president and chief operating officer 
and a director; Randy Massengale was appointed vice president, human resources; 
and Chris Matty, formerly director of business development, was named vice 
president, strategic development.

"The knowledge, talent and experience these people bring to InfoSpace.com will 
significantly build on the solid foundation upon which we can grow our 
company's future," said Naveen Jain, founder and CEO of InfoSpace.com.  "They 
bring a combination of corporate, start-up and technical expertise that will 
help take InfoSpace.com through our projected growth."

Ms. Strom will oversee operations, finance, and business development for 
InfoSpace.com, the leading provider of private-label solutions for content and 
commerce to portals and Internet appliances.

A business executive with over 20 years' experience, Ms. Strom has an extensive 
background in business strategy and financing in the information technology 
field.  She was a founder and a principal of Gemstar Development Corporation, 
the creator of VCRPlus+(R) Instant Programmer.  Ms. Strom is a member of the 
board at Walker Digital, whose first spin-off is Priceline.com, an Internet 
commerce company. She has held positions as president and CEO of USA Digital 
Radio and MBS Technologies; founder and board member of MilleCom; and 
chairperson of Quantum Development.  She also resides on the board of directors 
of the Polaroid Corporation and Krug International.  She was recently named a 
trustee of the National Public Radio Foundation and by Cigna to its Board of 
Advisors for Telecommunications.

Ms. Strom holds an MBA from UCLA's Anderson Graduate School of Management where 
she was a Carter Fellow.  She holds a BS, summa cum laude, in mathematics and 
history from New York University where she was a General Motors Scholar.

"InfoSpace.com is uniquely positioned within the Internet industry with its 
flexible, viable long-term business model that is so critical to Internet 
companies today," said Ms. Strom.  "Our unique syndication model and 
proprietary technology deliver innovative content and commerce solutions to 
Internet users, wherever they access the Internet."

Mr. Massengale brings 20 years experience in the high tech field in various 
human resources positions ranging from staffing manager to college recruiting 
specialist to HR generalist.  Prior to joining the company, Mr. Massengale was 
the director of human resources for diversity at Microsoft, establishing a 
corporate-wide diversity initiative.

Mr. Massengale received senior level human resources certification from the 
Society of Human Resources Management.  He holds an MS in management from 
Antioch University and a BA in communications from Lewis and Clark College.

Mr. Matty joined InfoSpace.com in early 1997 as the director of business 
development with broad experience in business development and strategic 
marketing.  Immediately before joining the company, Matty worked as an 
independent consultant to a start-up Internet company assisting with business 
development activities.  Prior to this, Matty was an international program 
manager responsible for securing business in European markets at Claricom 
Communications, a start-up division of McCaw Cellular which was later acquired 
by AT&T Wireless.

As vice president, strategic development, Mr. Matty is responsible for ensuring 
that the company is maintaining focus on its fundamental business strategy.  
Mr. Matty works to develop solutions that enable InfoSpace.com to expand the 
company's distribution network, increase Internet traffic, enhance content and 
commerce offerings and, in turn, grow revenues.

Mr. Matty holds an MBA in marketing and finance and a BS in electrical and 
computer engineering, both from the University of Washington.

    About InfoSpace.com

    InfoSpace.com is the leading provider of private label solutions

for content and commerce to portals and Internet appliances. InfoSpace.com's 
Internet affiliates include AOL, Netscape, Microsoft, Lycos, go2net Inc.'s 
MetaCrawler, Dow Jones (The Wall Street Journal Interactive Edition), ABC 
LocalNet and CBS's affiliated TV stations. In addition, InfoSpace.com 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 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.

This announcement contains certain forward-looking statements that involve 
known and unknown risks and uncertainties, such as a statement of the Company's 
plans, objectives, expectations and intentions.  The Company's actual results 
could differ materially from those discussed in the forward-looking statements. 
 Factors that could cause or contribute to such differences include, but are 
not limited to, those discussed in the Company's final prospectus dated 
December 15, 1998 in the section entitled "Risk Factors."  SOURCE  
InfoSpace.com, Inc.

-0-                             01/29/99 /CONTACT:  Joni Hanson of 
InfoSpace.com, Inc., 425-882-1602, or jhanson@infospace.com; or Ann Marie Sly 
of Elgin DDB, 206-287-7136, or asly@elgin.com, for InfoSpace/




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