We got in the last two weeks very good press coverage (for example at qz.com) for Blippex and served up to 980k searches/day, averaging now at over 500k/day, thats 8 times more than two weeks ago!
So we delayed the export of the dump a little bit to make sure everything is working fine.
But today we are finally releasing the third database dump of the Blippex database!
This third dump is nearly twice as big as the second one, containing more than 7 millions URLs.
Since years we have used Amazon Web Service for our hosting. It is a great idea and works wonderful for a startup. But since a few days Blippex is running on our own servers at OVH, here is why: Read more →
At Blippex we love Rapportive, a tool that helps us since years to get up to date information about the people we are communicating with.
Today we are releasing the second database dump of the Blippex database!
This second dump is more than twice as big as the first one, containing more than 4 millions URLs.
Today we are introducing two new and very exiting features for Blippex, language detection and the Blippex Heartbeat! Read more →
In less than four weeks Blippex has, today, reached the goal of one million searches served! And there’s more. Yesterday we served a new record of 66 562 searches and today we hope to break that record again. Read more →
Last week, when we released the first database dump of Blippex, mgamache on Hackernews said it would be great to have some kind of firehose API like Twitter has—a nearly realtime feed of the URLs indexed by Blippex. Read more →
Two weeks after launching Blippex we are still blown away by the usage and feedback!
Blippex was covered again on GigaOM and many other blogs which have started many discussions! (for example here in russian). Last week I wrote about how we had 125k searches, however this week we have a total of 450k! Read more →
It has been an amazing last week for Blippex. Last friday we reached the milestone of 50k searches per day. Today we are releasing as promised the first dump of our database. We decided to release the database as a BSON dump of our MongoDB database on github—you can also download it. Read more →
One week ago we launched Blippex to start a discussion, and boy, we were blown away from the usage and feedback! Blippex was covered on GigaOM, BBC, Businessweek, Venture Village and many other sites. After existing for only one week, the BBC already see us as an alternative to Google, which we never thought ourselves as at this state! Read more →
Google’s PageRank has revolutionized search, but over the last ten years it has forced every other search engine to look and act like Google. This has made it almost impossible to establish a better, modern search engine other than Google, granted its popularity is the major indicator for its quality. Nice for Google, not so nice for healthy competition. Read more →