Klint Finley

Klint Finley
Klint Finley is a technology journalist working for TechCrunch. He has also contributed to publications such as Wired, ReadWriteWeb, Disinfo and Shift. CrunchBase profile →

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  • Move Over Meteor: Derby Is The Other High Speed Node.js Framework In Town

    Move Over Meteor: Derby Is The Other High Speed Node.js Framework In Town

    Although the company behind Meteor, a framework for building real-time JavaScript applications in vein of Google Docs, just announced a nice big $11.2 million round of funding, it’s not the only game in town. In my story earlier this week I mentioned Mojito, a framework developed by Yahoo. But there’s still another framework that has escaped my attention, even though it’s… Read More

  • Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

    Codecademy Hires Program or Be Programmed Author Douglas Rushkoff to Promote Code Literacy

    Program or Be Programmed author, CNN columnist and Frontline documentary director Douglas Rushkoff announced on his blog today that he’s taken a job with Codecademy, a company that offer free online programming courses entirely through a web-based interface. Rushkoff writes that he is joining the company as an evangelist much in the same capacity as Vint Cerf’s role at Google as… Read More

  • Andreessen Horowitz Keeps Eating The Software World With $11.2 Million Investment In JavaScript Framework Company Meteor

    Andreessen Horowitz Keeps Eating The Software World With $11.2 Million Investment In JavaScript Framework Company Meteor

    Meteor, the company behind an application development framework of the same name, today announced $11.2 series A funding from Andreessen Horowitz, with Matrix Partners also contributing. The investment follows Andreeseen Horowitz’ record breaking $100 million investment in Github. The Meteor framework is free and open source and can be used for creating rich, Google Docs style… Read More

  • Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding

    Microsoft .NET for Mobile Company Xamarin Gets $12 Million In Series A Funding

    Xamarin, makers of cross-platform frameworks for building mobile applications, today announced a $12 million round of funding from Charles River Ventures, Ignition Partners and Floodgate. Xamarin was founded in May last year after Novell laid off the staff working on Mono, an open source project that brings Microsoft’s .NET development framework to non-Microsoft operating systems like Linux. Read More

  • Mobile Analytics Company Keen Announces Seed Round

    Mobile Analytics Company Keen Announces Seed Round

    Keen, a mobile analytics startup co-founded by former Google Analyics employee Kyle Wild, announced a $750,000 series A investment from 500 Startups, Data Collective, SK Ventures, Cloud Power Fund and several big name individual investors, including Dropbox investor Pejman Nozad, PayPal investor Jared Kopf and TechStars managing directors Nicole Glaros and Jason Seats. You can find a full list… Read More

  • Ohloh Wants to Fill the Gap Left by Google Code Search

    Ohloh Wants to Fill the Gap Left by Google Code Search

    I wrote last week that GitHub is the Library of Alexandria of code. That’s not quite accurate since there are still many important open source projects hosted else where, including other repositories like Sourceforge as well as open source foundations like the Apache. Google Code Search, introduced in 2006 was meant to make it easy to search for open source code no matter where… Read More

  • Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

    Heroku Releases Free PostgreSQL App for OSX

    Today Heroku, a platform cloud company owned by Salesforce.com, released a free PostgreSQL app for Macintosh OSX called Postgres.app. You can download the beta here today, and it will be available on the Mac App Store within the next couple weeks. The app is also on GitHub. OS X Lion and Mountain Lion are supported. Read More

  • Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance

    Dell Gives Linux Laptops Another Chance

    Today Dell announced its official re-entry into the Linux laptop market. Project Sputnik, first announced in May, is graduating from Dell’s internal incubator program into a real product. According to project lead Barton Geroge, Dell will sell a special “developer edition” of its XPS13 Ultrabook starting this fall. Read More

  • Twitter’s Open Source Big Data Tool Comes to the Cloud Courtesy of Nodeable

    Twitter’s Open Source Big Data Tool Comes to the Cloud Courtesy of Nodeable

    Usually when we think of a pivot, we think of a company that has decided to drop its core offering and market a different product or service. Obvious Corporation put ODEO up for sale and focused on Twitter. BRBN shuttered its location check-in service and became Instagram. But Nodeable’s pivot isn’t that sort of pivot. Read More

  • Big In Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

    Big In Japan: Open Source NoSQL Company Basho Lands New $11.5 Million Round of Funding

    Basho, the company behind the open source NoSQL database Riak and the proprietary cloud storage system Riak CS, today announced a $11.5 million Series F round of funding lead by Georgetown Partners. The majority, $6.1 million, of this round comes from a new investor: IDC Frontier, a subsidiary of Yahoo Japan (no relation to the analyst firm). Read More

  • Dwolla Democratizing APIs With New Non-Technical Portal

    Dwolla Democratizing APIs With New Non-Technical Portal

    An API is a “must have” feature for many tech startus. Mailchimp CEO Ben Chestnut went so far as to write that the company’s API is “probably the best marketing we’ve ever done.” But for some companies an API is more than just marketing, it’s a core part of the business. As more business shifts online, non-technical business people will need to… Read More

  • What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway?

    What Exactly Is GitHub Anyway?

    Andreessen Horowitz announced a whopping $100 million investment in GitHub┬áthis week. You can read commentary and speculation all over the web about what GitHub will do with the money, whether this was a good investment for Andreessen Horowitz and whether taking such a large investment is a good thing for GitHub. But what the heck is GitHub and why are developers so excited about it? You may… Read More

  • Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud

    Nodejitsu Takes On Heroku, Microsoft Azure With Node.js Platform Cloud

    Nodejitsu announced a long awaited public beta for its Node.js platform cloud service this week, that runs on Amazon Web Services, Joyent or Rackspace. The company also offers suites of tools for deploying, monitoring and managing Node.js applications in both public and private cloud environments. Read More