CLEVELAND, OH -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 06/15/2004 -- Thunderstone Software announced its sale of a search system for the website. Thunderstone's Webinator product will provide an up-to-date indexing of around one million movie reviews, entertainment listings, and related information appearing on the re-designed new and improved web site.

Webinator is one of the original web-search software products, introduced in 1995 and now in major release 5. Webinator powers search features for many hundreds of web sites in many languages around the world. is one of the leading movie-related sites on the Internet, featuring movie reviews, showtimes listings, entertainment news, and an extensive multimedia library. serves more than one billion web pages annually.

"We found Webinator the best technology for searching our content under our requirements," said Laurie S. Silvers, President of "Its many advanced features were crucial, such as its ability to reindex fast-changing subsets of the site quickly, and its ability to crawl through JavaScript links. Our site structure is somewhat complicated but Webinator handles it beautifully."

Thunderstone's general manager, John Turnbull, said: "We built many features into Webinator to optimize it for indexing large complex web sites. We're happy to see that effort put to good use on"

Thunderstone's Webinator is available in a variety of configurations including a free version. For more information, see


Thunderstone Software LLC is a pioneer of search engine technology, providing text retrieval products to industry, government, and educational institutions since 1981. Thunderstone's flagship Texis software is the most versatile platform for search application development. Texis is at the heart of the Webinator and Search Appliance products. Texis uniquely integrates natural language and relevance ranking functionality with structured SQL relational database indexing. Applications of Thunderstone technologies include: online publishing, product catalogs, classified advertising, document management, text mining, web searching, and intelligence. Thunderstone's products are used on thousands of web sites worldwide. Major customers include eBay, Corbis, QVC,, ZDNet, and HotJobs. For more information, visit or call +1 216-820-2200.

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