Google buys Orion (search engine technology)

Companies in Relationship

Google, Orion

Deal Facts

Initial Announcement Date: 4/06

Consideration: not disclosed

Google buys Orion, a new search algorithm created by Ori Allon, a 26-year-old Israeli Ph.D. student from the University of New South Wales in Australia. Allon patented a novel way of exploring the Web that rates the text by quality of the site in which it it appears. Allon developed the algorithm as part of his postgrad studies, and the University of New South Wales will retain some ownership rights.

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