Klint Finley

Klint Finley

Klint Finley is a reporter for Wired, an occasional columnist for TechCrunch, and the co-host of the Mindful Cyborgs podcast. He has also contributed to publications such as Boing Boing, Oregon Business, ReadWriteWeb, Disinfo, and Shift.

Finley covers a range of topics for Wired such as startups, emerging tech, the Internet of Things, privacy, technology law, network neutrality, machine learning, open source, hacker culture, code literacy, and more.

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Why Everyone Is Obsessed With E-Mail Newsletters Right Now

E-mail newsletters are so hot right now. Some of the best known are by Ann Friedman, Alexis Madrigal, Dan Hon and Rusty Foster. There's a web ring for e-mail newsletters now, but really the best ne

Daemon And Influx Author Daniel Suarez On Why Innovation Has Stalled

Daniel Suarez self-published his first novel, Daemon, in 2006. The book and its sequel Freedom chronicled the rise of a botnet that uses self-driving cars to kill humans, crashes the stock market, and

Forget Mega-Corporations, Here’s The Mega-Network

We live in the age of cryptocurrency heists, Chinese moon landings, eco-disasters and electronic cigarettes. Sounds like something out of a cyberpunk novel. Well, a cyberpunk novel without the brain i

Code Literacy Doesn’t Need To Come At The Expense Of Other Skills

This week President Barack Obama rekindled a couple of the Internet’s favorite debates: whether it’s appropriate to take selfies at funerals, and whether everyone should learn to code. As

Geeks for Monarchy: The Rise of the Neoreactionaries

Many of us yearn for a return to one golden age or another. But there's a community of bloggers taking the idea to an extreme: they want to turn the dial way back to the days before the French Revolut

Lessons From Monks About Designing The Technologies Of The Future

"The purpose of technology is not to confuse the brain but to serve the body," William S. Burroughs once said in a <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85zCwCQPDI8">Nike commercial<

Silicon Valley And The Reinvention Of Food

Fake meats have been around for years, but a new crop of Bay Area startups backed by tech investors think they can make meat substitutes good enough to compete with the real deal. The most ambitious p

Where The Free Software Movement Went Wrong (And How To Fix It)

The biggest change I've seen in the tech industry in the past decade isn't social media, cloud computing, big data, consumerization or even mobile. It's the mainstream acceptance of open source. Even

The Trials And Tribulations Of A Global Startup

The Internet makes it easy to collaborate across borders. But despite the rise of remote work and virtual teams, founders still need to travel for business sometimes. For some, travel practically beco

Graph Database Company Neo Technology Raises $11 Million Series B

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://www.neotechnology.com/">Neo Technology</a>, makers of the NoSQL graph database <a target="_blank" href="http://neo4j.org/">Neo4j</a> announced that it has raised

Want To Unionize Developers? Focus On Workplace Democracy

Despite the efforts of many different organizers over the years software developers have resisted unionization. The relatively high pay and good working conditions of developers, the stereotype of gee

FastMail Escapes The 1990s With Sleek New Interface

<a target="_blank" href="http://FastMail.fm">FastMail</a> is a popular e-mail provider among power users who want to be customers instead of products. But its interface has been stuck in the 90s -- un

PowerPoint Killer Prezi Launches New Interface

<a target="_blank" href="http://prezi.com">Prezi</a>, a popular alternative to Microsoft PowerPoint and other presentation applications, launched a new version of its interface today. The company, whi

Open Source Business Intelligence Company Pentaho Lands $23 Million Series C

Open source business intelligence vendor <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pentaho.com/">Pentaho</a> today announced that it has received a $23 million round led by New Enterprise Associates with pa

Developer Auction Racks Up $78 Million More Bids, Expands To LA

Last month we wrote about DevelopersAuction, a company that lets startups “bid” on developers who are looking for work. During the first two-week long auction companies made $30 million wo

Drupal Company Acquia Launches New Cloud Media Management Service

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.acquia.com/">Acquia</a> was founded by Dries Buytaert, the creator of the open source content management system Drupal, to monetize the project offering hosting and

Cloudyn Launches Free Tool For Making Sense of Amazon EC2 Reserved Instance Costs

Today cloud cost management company <a target="_blank" href="http://cloudyn.com">Cloudyn</a> announced a new free <a target="_blank" href="http://cloudyn.com/what-it-is/reserved-instance-calculator">s

Responsa Is Disqus For Company FAQs

<a target="_blank" href="https://goresponsa.com/en">Responsa</a> is a tool for adding interactive FAQs (frequently asked questions) to your company website through an embedded widget. That sounded

New Skunkworks Project From Deltek Takes On Asana, Do.com

More established companies are turning to skunkworks projects -- relatively independent teams within large companies -- to compete with nimble startups or just generate fresh ideas. One example is Del

Famo.us Reveals More Details About Its HTML5 Turbo-Charger

<a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/10/famo-us-is-a-gaming-engine-for-3d-interfaces/">Last month</a> as part of our TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield Coverage, we wrote about <a target="_blank"
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