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March 10, 2015 by Quixey

Quixey Questions: What is the value in crawling the content inside of native apps?

  What is the value in crawling the content inside of native apps? Native apps can be crawled either by running them to see what’s inside or by crawling the content of a web page; which has the same content as what’s in the app. Once you have access to this information, you can efficiently put it…

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December 14, 2012 by Quixey

Why Functional Search Makes More Sense

Is there an app for that? Increasingly, this has become the go-to question for solving everyday problems in our lives. Typically, when users search for apps, they enter keywords like “tools” or “productivity” into their phone’s app store search bar. This is the model Apple started with the App Store in 2008, and others have…

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November 15, 2012 by Liron Shapira

Denormalizing a Search Engine

Search engines are a great example of a situation where fast reads matter more than anything, which is a perfect scenario for data denormalization. At Quixey, we have all kinds of data flowing in, we run intensive computations on it, and we try to denormalize their output as much as possible. Data streams in from outside…

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July 23, 2012 by Quixey

The History of Search and How Quixey is Shaping the Future

Remember when finding what you were looking for on the web was like winning the lottery, those not-so-long-ago days before “Google” became a verb?  Today, finding an app can be frustrating just like web search used to be.  At Quixey, we think we’ve built a solution.  What Google did for the web, Quixey is doing…

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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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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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June 8, 2011 by Quixey

The Digital World is Evolving and Apps Are Changing Our Behavior

We are fast approaching a world where we use apps in every step of our life. A world where every time we need to do something, we just find an app to do it for us. There are apps for keeping you in-shape, finding cheap gas, tracking your clients, doing your banking, keeping in touch…

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