March 9, 2012 by Quixey

Technical Overview Video with Liron Shapira

That mentality, of starting a company around a problem not around a solution, is what let us see the domain better than anybody else. That’s what let us invent apps as first order objects, and invent the concept of Functional Search™. Want to know the thinking and philosophy behind Quixey’s Functional Search™ technology? It’s all…

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January 23, 2012 by Quixey

Seminar Series: Key Business Concepts Illustrated Through Cartoons

In today’s seminar, Jake Orrin, our legendary Director of Business Development, teaches us some business basics. After all, who needs an MBA when you work at a startup? One of the best parts about working at Quixey is the opportunity to learn about every part of the company. Hope you enjoy the tales of Voltron,…

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December 3, 2011 by Quixey

Seminar Series: Your Not-So-Typical Psychology 101 Lecture

This week on the Seminar Series blog, our very own psychology professor, Gabe Hendel – or, as he prefers, Dr. Sigmund Fraud – explains the “history” of psychology and how brain regions correspond to popular apps. We hope you enjoy Gabe’s fun presentation. [youtube width=”560″ height=”315″][/youtube]

November 17, 2011 by Quixey

Seminar Series: The (Early) History of Quixey

[youtube width=”560″ height=”315″][/youtube] For the first Seminar Series video we’re posting, we wanted to look back at Quixey in the early days. Luckily, Dor Carpel was up for telling some stories from his days as an intern. Dor joined Quixey in 2010 when the team consisted of just our two co-founders, Tomer Kagan and Liron…

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October 12, 2011 by Quixey

Robert Scoble, “The Best Application Search: Quixey”

The Scobleizer has spoken… A week ago, we met with the legendary Robert Scoble at his house in Half Moon Bay to catch him up on Quixey’s progress. Our co-founders, Tomer Kagan and Liron Shapira, dove into everything ranging from our company philosophy, to hiring, to how our database works. They even gave away a…

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September 19, 2011 by Quixey

Quixey is Now Optimized for Mobile!

You asked for it, and now it is here! We listened to your requests and today we released Quixey’s new mobile site. Now you can easily search Quixey on the go. Let’s check it out. Step One: Go to  We built the mobile site exclusively for searching so the homepage is simply our trademark…

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September 2, 2011 by Quixey

Series A Announced!

This was a big week for us. We announced our funding round, improved our algorithms and updated the look and feel of our site. Things are moving really fast. As we close out this week, we wanted to take a moment to share some of the highlights from this week’s press. Quixey Grabs $3.8M for App…

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August 9, 2011 by Quixey

How to Build a Search Engine

This post was written by one of our search advisors, Eric Glover.  Eric Glover has more than twelve years of commercial web search experience and a Ph.D. in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Michigan. He has held key technical roles at multiple search engine companies and is a recognized expert in web scale machine…

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August 4, 2011 by Quixey

Get Ready: App Search for Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and FourSquare

Today was a big day for us – we launched app search for Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and Foursquare. When you think of apps, the first thing that probably comes to mind is smartphones. But mobile apps are only a small part of the app ecosystem. Quixey offers app search for your phone, browser, desktop, and…

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June 14, 2011 by Quixey

Our Role in the Functional Web

In the last 20 years, the web has changed. In the 90s, the web was static- inert pages describing companies, things, ideas, history, and people. Anytime you needed information you had to search  thousands of static pages.  At the time, the “content web” was the forefront of communication technology. It isn’t the 90’s anymore. The content…

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