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InfoSpace To Lay Off Around 35 Employees

InfoSpace To Lay Off Around 35 Employees

By Doug Caverly January 3, 2008

We made it through the holiday season, but we have not, it seems, made it to the end of a rash of layoffs.  Those continued today as it was discovered that InfoSpace would fire about 20 percent of its staff.

Top Search Engines Produce Little Overlap

First page results on Google, Yahoo, Windows Live and Ask overlap less than one percent according to a new study from InfoSpace, "Different Engines, Different Results".

FAST & Infospace Team Up For Mobile Search

In a statement released this morning, Fast Search & Transfer (FAST) and Infospace have announced a partnership aimed at delivering an ASP mobile search service, enable carriers to assert more control over their content business models while providing mobile search to customers.

Sprint and InfoSpace Join Forces

According to Reuters, Sprint has joined forces with InfoSpace to offer a $2.99 a month service that combines positioning awareness technology with local search.

Mamma Up On InfoSpace Interest

Takeover talk began swirling about metasearch engine Mamma.com, with InfoSpace rumored as the potential bling-bearing suitor for Mamma’s heart.

Infospace Starts Crawling Seekport

Metacrawler mogul Infospace just added the services of European search engine Seekport to their list of partners. Seekport will get some much-needed monetization and Infospace picks yet another resource to draw upon.

InfoSpace to Join the Mobile Search Race

Mobile Search is red hot right now, with 4info recently landing $8M in funding for it’s mobile offering,…

InfoSpace’s Dogpile to Add Topix.net Headlines

Topix.net announced a deal with InfoSpace to add Topix.net’s news headlines to InfoSpace’s Dogpile metasearch service, and also to help Dogpile’s new IntelliFind technology determine when news content is likely to be relevant to users’ Web search queries.

What Lies Ahead For Local Search Engine Technology
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No topic has received as much coverage recently as that of “local search” – the ability to find search results that are targeted to a users geographical preference. Google, Yahoo and Ask Jeeves are all making impressive advancements with local search, but there is another company that is vying for the local search crown.

InfoSpace And Google Extend Result Agreement

InfoSpace, Inc. announced today that the company has extended its agreement with Google in order to provide search results and AdWords ads for InfoSpace’s web search properties. The agreement, which began in September 2002, has been extended until 2006.

InfoSpace To Power Copernic Site Search

Copernic, an information technology provider, announced that it would be partnering with InfoSpace Distribution, a private-label search platform.

InfoSpace Buys Switchboard

InfoSpace, an Internet search and directory company, announced on Friday that it would be acquiring rival Switchboard. The terms of the acquisition are for $160 million, with the deal expected to be complete by the end of 2004.