According to Haaretz Daily, Google has bought the search engine algorithm invented by an Israeli student Ori Alon. He was a doctoral student in computer science at University of New South Wales, Australia.
The University has acknowledged that Yahoo! and Microsoft were also conducting negotiations with their business development company.
Orion, as it is called, which Alon developed with faculty, relates only to the most relevant textual results. In addition the software, which currently operates only in English, offers a list of topics directly related to the original source.
Haaretz also reports that Alon now work for Google at it's Mountain View, California offices."