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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AppDirect Acquires Open Source Billing Company jBilling

Today cloud app store company AppDirect announced its acquisition of open source billing company jBilling. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. AppDirect co-CEO Daniel Saks says existing jBilling won

Google Play Rolls Out New Developers Console

Google previewed the new version of the developer console for its Google Play app and media store at its annual I/O conference in June. The new version has been in private beta ever since, but as of t

Open Source Search Engine Apache Lucene/Solr Gets Big Update

Today the Apache Foundation released a major update to the open source search engine building tools <a target="_blank" href="http://lucene.apache.org/">Lucene</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://l

Zenoss Raises $25 Million Series C To Automate IT

Open source IT management and monitoring company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.zenoss.com/">Zenoss</a> raised a $25 million series C lead by Summit Partners with participation from previous inve

Hitbox Alum Raise $4.4 Million For Analytics Startup Anametrix

Back in the days before Google Analytics hundreds of thousands of sites relied on <a target="_blank" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Websidestory">WebSideStory</a>'s <a target="_blank" href="http:/

Do Customers Have A Right To Know How Companies Make Money?

When Google started raising money in 1998, Sergey Brin and Larry Page didn't have a revenue model -- or at least that's how the story goes. The company's highly successful text ad program didn't start

Autodesk Acquires Social Collaboration Company Qontext

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://autodesk.com">Autodesk</a>, best known for its AutoCAD product, announced that it has acquired enterprise social networking company <a target="_blank" href="http:

Big Data Company RainStor Raises $12 Million Series C From Credit Suisse And Rogers Venture Partners

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.rainstor.com/">RainStor</a>, makers of a "NewSQL" database, announced that has received a $12 million series C round led by Credit Suisse And Rogers Venture Partner

Accel Partners Big Data Fund Invests $4.3 Million In Trifacta

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://trifacta.com/">Trifacta</a>, a company building a cross-platform interface for dealing with big data, announced that it received a $4.3 million investment from th

Open Source CMS MODX Launches Cloud Service

Today open source content management company <a target="_blank" href="http://MODX.com">MODX</a> is launching a <a target="_blank" href="https://MODXcloud.com/">hosted cloud service</a> to commercializ

GrexIt Turns Gmail Into A Social Task Management System

Last month I said that collaboration and project-management apps should focus on <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/04/the-inbox-is-the-new-activity-stream-kind-of/">killing e-mail from with

More CIA Money For NoSQL: In-Q-Tel Backs Cloudant

Today cloud-hosted database provider <a target="_blank" href="https://cloudant.com/">Cloudant</a> announced it has received both a custom development agreement and an undisclosed investment from <a ta

Microsoft Previews New JavaScript-Like Programming Language TypeScript

Today Microsoft released a developer preview of TypeScript, a new JavaScript-like programming language that is translated into JavaScript so that its apps can be run in any browser. The language and c

Meet Plasmyd, A Search Engine/Discussion Platform Just For Scientists

"The WWW project was started to allow high energy physicists to share data, news, and documentation," Tim Berners Lee wrote in his <a target="_blank" href="https://groups.google.com/group/alt.hypertex

Quantcast Open Sources Hadoop Distributed File System Alternative

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.quantcast.com/">Quantcast</a>, an internet audience measurement and ad targeting service, processes over 20 petabytes of data per day using <a target="_blank" href=

Etherpad Now Baked Into Social Project Management App Wrike

Social project management software-as-a-service <a target="_blank" href="http://wrike.com">Wrike</a> released a big update today, including in-line integration of the open source text editor <a target

Analytics Company Datameer Raises $6 Million From Redpoint Ventures and Kleiner Perkins

Analytics company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.datameer.com/">Datameer</a> raised $6 million today according <a target="_blank" href="http://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1521473/000152147312

Web Hosting Reviews Are A Cesspool. Review Signal Wants To Fix That

Have you ever tried to search the web for reviews of web hosting services? Search results typically fall into two categories: A) Spammers posting rankings and positive reviews to get a cut of the sign

Adobe Launches Hosted PhoneGap Build Service For Creating Cross-Platform Mobile Apps

Today Adobe announced that its <a target="_blank" href="https://build.phonegap.com/">Adobe PhoneGap Build</a> service is now out of beta. The service is based on the open source <a target="_blank" hre

UberVu’s Social Media Filtering Tool For Big Brands Is Now Available

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.ubervu.com/">UberVu</a> tries to go beyond social media monitoring by providing actual suggestions of things for social media managers to do. Today its Signals serv
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