InfoSpace Enhances Commerce Services With Addition of Product SKUs from CNET DataServices

Product SKUs, Descriptors and Specifications for Wide Range of Software and

Consumer Electronics Products Add More Depth to Infospace's

Commerce Services Platform



Apr 18, 2001, 01:00 ET from CNET Networks, Inc.

    BELLEVUE, Wash. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 InfoSpace (Nasdaq:   INSP), a leading global provider of cross-platform merchant
 and consumer infrastructure services on wireless, narrowband and broadband
 platforms, and CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CNET), today announced the
 companies have reached an agreement whereby InfoSpace will add product SKUs,
 descriptors and specifications for a wide range of software and consumer
 electronics products from CNET DataServices (CDS) to InfoSpace's commerce
 services platform.
     InfoSpace's commerce services, offered through industry-leading partners
 such as Cingular Wireless and American Express, make it possible for consumers
 to quickly and easily research and compare prices for more than one million
 products, locate nearby businesses offering the products and services they are
 looking for, receive electronic promotions and discounts from both online and
 offline merchants and instantly make purchases from almost any
 Internet-enabled device.
     CDS, a division of CNET ChannelServices (http://www.cnetchannel.com), has
 approximately 140 site licenses for its products and services. It catalogs
 more than 600,000 product SKUs worldwide, and continues to add thousands more
 each week. The service's multilingual and multi-market functionality, which
 currently includes 18 languages and 25 countries, enables customers to deliver
 locally focused information on a global scale.
     "InfoSpace is making it fast and easy for consumers to use any device to
 look up just the product or service they need, find an online or offline
 businesses offering that products, compare prices across a wide range of
 merchants and pay for the product using any device," said Prakash Kondepudi,
 head of business development, merchant services at InfoSpace.
     "Our customers represent the entire spectrum of the IT supply chain and
 beyond, yet they all recognize the importance of an effective product data
 component as part of their overall strategy," said Albert de Heer, president
 of CNET ChannelServices. "Whether they've tried another service or tried to
 accomplish the task themselves, they realize the difficulty of obtaining
 complete, structured, accurate and timely product data. We offer our customers
 a cost competitive, standardized, multilingual and multi-market solution that
 has already been accepted by many of their peers. This growing customer
 community, working in conjunction with our own internal teams, is the means by
 which we'll become the industry standard for product data."
 
     About CNET Networks, Inc.
     CNET Networks, Inc. is the global source of technology and
 commerce-related information, data, exchanges and services. As a top
 10 Internet company with established Web sites in 25 countries and content in
 18 languages, CNET Networks connects buyers, sellers and suppliers throughout
 the IT supply chain with award-winning content via the Web, wireless devices,
 television, radio and print. Its respected brand portfolio includes CNET,
 ZDNet, mySimon, News.com, Computer Shopper magazine, and CNET Radio, as well
 as CNET ChannelServices, including CNET DataServices and CNET ChannelOnline.
 The company's vision is to educate and empower people and businesses by
 unlocking the potential of the technology world to make things easier and
 faster, and by helping them make smarter buying decisions.
 
     About InfoSpace
     InfoSpace is a leading global provider of cross-platform merchant and
 consumer infrastructure services on wireless, broadband, and narrowband
 platforms. The company provides commerce, information, and communication
 infrastructure services to wireless devices, merchants, and Web sites.
 InfoSpace's partners encompass a global network of wireless, PC, and non-PC
 devices, including cellular phones, pagers, screen telephones, television
 set-top boxes, online kiosks and personal digital assistants. InfoSpace has
 relationships with AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, Intel, Virgin Mobile,
 Verizon Wireless, Hasbro, National Discount Brokers, and Bloomberg, among
 others. InfoSpace's affiliate network also consists of more than 3,200 Web
 sites that include AOL, Microsoft, NBC's Snap, Lycos, and ABC LocalNet.
 InfoSpace is also positioned to tap the market for broadband wired (DSL and
 cable) and broadband wireless (2.5G and 3G) services, such as interactive
 gaming, television and other entertainment services. In addition, the company
 recently added back-end payment processing to InfoSpace's existing commerce
 services, allowing InfoSpace to offer everything a merchant needs to conduct
 the entire lifecycle of a transaction, one of the key drivers of mobile
 commerce adoption.
     This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
 development of the company's products and services and future operating
 results, including statements regarding InfoSpace's agreement with CNET
 Networks, Inc., that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words
 "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," variations of such words, and
 similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence
 does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. 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 the Company's actual results include growth rates within the
 Company's respective business areas, the progress and costs of the development
 of our products and services and the timing of market acceptance of those
 products and services. A more detailed description of certain factors that
 could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed
 in InfoSpace's Annual Report on Form 10-K, in the section entitled "Factors
 Affecting InfoSpace's Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price
 of Stocks." 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 CNET Networks, Inc.
    BELLEVUE, Wash. and SAN FRANCISCO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ --
 InfoSpace (Nasdaq:   INSP), a leading global provider of cross-platform merchant
 and consumer infrastructure services on wireless, narrowband and broadband
 platforms, and CNET Networks, Inc. (Nasdaq:   CNET), today announced the
 companies have reached an agreement whereby InfoSpace will add product SKUs,
 descriptors and specifications for a wide range of software and consumer
 electronics products from CNET DataServices (CDS) to InfoSpace's commerce
 services platform.
     InfoSpace's commerce services, offered through industry-leading partners
 such as Cingular Wireless and American Express, make it possible for consumers
 to quickly and easily research and compare prices for more than one million
 products, locate nearby businesses offering the products and services they are
 looking for, receive electronic promotions and discounts from both online and
 offline merchants and instantly make purchases from almost any
 Internet-enabled device.
     CDS, a division of CNET ChannelServices (http://www.cnetchannel.com), has
 approximately 140 site licenses for its products and services. It catalogs
 more than 600,000 product SKUs worldwide, and continues to add thousands more
 each week. The service's multilingual and multi-market functionality, which
 currently includes 18 languages and 25 countries, enables customers to deliver
 locally focused information on a global scale.
     "InfoSpace is making it fast and easy for consumers to use any device to
 look up just the product or service they need, find an online or offline
 businesses offering that products, compare prices across a wide range of
 merchants and pay for the product using any device," said Prakash Kondepudi,
 head of business development, merchant services at InfoSpace.
     "Our customers represent the entire spectrum of the IT supply chain and
 beyond, yet they all recognize the importance of an effective product data
 component as part of their overall strategy," said Albert de Heer, president
 of CNET ChannelServices. "Whether they've tried another service or tried to
 accomplish the task themselves, they realize the difficulty of obtaining
 complete, structured, accurate and timely product data. We offer our customers
 a cost competitive, standardized, multilingual and multi-market solution that
 has already been accepted by many of their peers. This growing customer
 community, working in conjunction with our own internal teams, is the means by
 which we'll become the industry standard for product data."
 
     About CNET Networks, Inc.
     CNET Networks, Inc. is the global source of technology and
 commerce-related information, data, exchanges and services. As a top
 10 Internet company with established Web sites in 25 countries and content in
 18 languages, CNET Networks connects buyers, sellers and suppliers throughout
 the IT supply chain with award-winning content via the Web, wireless devices,
 television, radio and print. Its respected brand portfolio includes CNET,
 ZDNet, mySimon, News.com, Computer Shopper magazine, and CNET Radio, as well
 as CNET ChannelServices, including CNET DataServices and CNET ChannelOnline.
 The company's vision is to educate and empower people and businesses by
 unlocking the potential of the technology world to make things easier and
 faster, and by helping them make smarter buying decisions.
 
     About InfoSpace
     InfoSpace is a leading global provider of cross-platform merchant and
 consumer infrastructure services on wireless, broadband, and narrowband
 platforms. The company provides commerce, information, and communication
 infrastructure services to wireless devices, merchants, and Web sites.
 InfoSpace's partners encompass a global network of wireless, PC, and non-PC
 devices, including cellular phones, pagers, screen telephones, television
 set-top boxes, online kiosks and personal digital assistants. InfoSpace has
 relationships with AT&T Wireless, Cingular Wireless, Intel, Virgin Mobile,
 Verizon Wireless, Hasbro, National Discount Brokers, and Bloomberg, among
 others. InfoSpace's affiliate network also consists of more than 3,200 Web
 sites that include AOL, Microsoft, NBC's Snap, Lycos, and ABC LocalNet.
 InfoSpace is also positioned to tap the market for broadband wired (DSL and
 cable) and broadband wireless (2.5G and 3G) services, such as interactive
 gaming, television and other entertainment services. In addition, the company
 recently added back-end payment processing to InfoSpace's existing commerce
 services, allowing InfoSpace to offer everything a merchant needs to conduct
 the entire lifecycle of a transaction, one of the key drivers of mobile
 commerce adoption.
     This release contains forward-looking statements relating to the
 development of the company's products and services and future operating
 results, including statements regarding InfoSpace's agreement with CNET
 Networks, Inc., that are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could
 cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. The words
 "believe," "expect," "intend," "anticipate," variations of such words, and
 similar expressions identify forward-looking statements, but their absence
 does not mean that the statement is not forward-looking. 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 the Company's actual results include growth rates within the
 Company's respective business areas, the progress and costs of the development
 of our products and services and the timing of market acceptance of those
 products and services. A more detailed description of certain factors that
 could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed
 in InfoSpace's Annual Report on Form 10-K, in the section entitled "Factors
 Affecting InfoSpace's Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price
 of Stocks." 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  CNET Networks, Inc.