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Dogpile Search Site Acquires Thunderstone Technology.

DAVIS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 1999--

Pile, Inc., the operator of the popular Dogpile web site (http://www.dogpile.com/) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Thunderstone Software, LLC to form Dogpile, LLC, which will operate and expand Dogpile's web site offerings.

With the deal, Dogpile, LLC receives Pile, Inc.'s web properties and traffic history that has placed it in lists of the most visited web sites in the world as well as Thunderstone's technology that powers many of the largest sites on the Internet.

"The addition of Thunderstone technology will facilitate the creation of new web tools designed to enhance our users' productivity and provide the means for our continued rapid growth," said Aaron Flin, President and CEO of Dogpile, LLC.

About Dogpile, LLC:

Dogpile, LLC is the operator of (http://www.dogpile.com/), a metasearch service that integrates several medium and large web search and index guides into a single service. It also provides a single launching point for stock quotes, usenet articles, weather forecasts, yellow pages and more.

Dogpile's customers include 1travel.com, Amazon.com, audiohighway.com , eBay.com, Infonautics, Inc., FurnitureFind.com and GetSmart.com.

About Thunderstone:

Since 1981, Thunderstone Software, LLC and its affiliates have developed and marketed software applications and tools that search, manage, filter, and publish information. Thunderstone's products are licensed to corporations, government agencies, Internet publishers and developers worldwide.

Thunderstone's customers include Advance Publishing, Associated Press, Computer Sciences Corp., Dow Jones, eBay, Inc., The BBC, TheStreet.com, Upside Magazine, and ZDNet.com.
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