Google adds Orion search algorithm

by admin April 10, 2006 at 12:44 pm

Search giant buys technology written by 26 year-old student

Google has snapped up the rights to Orion, a mathematical formula that could change the way internet searches are carried out.

The search company beat off strong competition from Microsoft and Yahoo, both of which were interested in acquiring the technology.

The formula works by finding content related to a key word and then showing the results, including topics that are relevant to the search.

It also displays a selection of the files it finds, so that users can see whether the result is what they are looking for before visiting a page.

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