---- Google Buys Search Algorithm Created by Israeli Student at Australian University
oldpro - 10:43 am on Apr 10, 2006 (gmt 0)
I have no doubt Google already have the know-how, it is already probably built into their existing ranking algo.
They had to keep the technology out of reach from other competitors though. So they bought the kid to keep the technology under control.
This is apparently not the case, otherwise Google would have patent protection to keep it out of the hands of competitors.
To bad the kid sold out...humanity would have been served better if he had organized enough investors to slay the three goliaths that dominate the search world today. Orion would be a catchy name for a new SE.
As an aside...this seems like a very advanced LSI algo.