How do you hire great engineers? Give them a challenge

Good engineers are tough to come by, a fact of life for many startups. That’s why Quixey invented the Quixey Challenge, a coding puzzle for engineers that gives them a minute to fix a bug in a famous algorithm, which it uses as a recruiting tool.

Quixey raises $3.8 million for smart app discovery

Quixey, an app search engine with initial seed funding from Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, has just announced $3.8 million in new funding. The company is trying to capitalize on the boom in apps, which is opening up opportunities not just for developers but app discovery services.

Quixey Looks to Make App Discovery More Natural

Quixey, a new start-up backed by Eric Schmidt’s Innovation Endeavors, is looking to make the app discovery process easier by allowing users to say what they’re looking to do and then using that info to generate app recommendations for multiple platforms.