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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Factual Place Rank Wants To Make Location Data More Relevant

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.factual.com/">Factual</a> is a company that provides open data sets for developers, most notably its location data sets and APIs. The company just announced that it

TrackVia Raises $7.1 Million Series B To Democratize App Development

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.trackvia.com/">TrackVia</a>, a company that provides tools that enable non-coders to build simple web apps, announced today that it raised a series B round of fundi

Social Task Manager Producteev Adds Document Collaboration

Competition in the social task/project-management market is heating up. Facebook co-founder Dustin Moskovitz's startup <a target="_blank" href="http://asana.com">Asana</a> and Salesforce.com's <a targ

A Peek At Facebook’s Insanely Awesome Monitoring Tool Claspin

Facebook engineer Sean Lynch has built a mind-blowing, custom server-monitoring tool for the company that uses heat mapping to keep tabs on a huge number of servers at a glance. Lynch is part of the c

Salesforce.com To Announce Cross-Company Instant Messaging For Chatter

Salesforce.com will announce new features for its "Facebook for enterprise" service Chatter this week at its annual <a target="_blank" href="http://www.salesforce.com/dreamforce/DF12/">Dreamforce</a>

Patent Complaint Filed Against Rackspace For Hosting GitHub

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.personalweb.com/">PersonalWeb</a> and <a target="_blank" href="http://www.level3.com/">Level 3 Communications</a> have filed patent complaint against Rackspace for

RIM Licenses Microsoft Tech For Bigger File Sizes On Flash Drives

RIM has <a target="_blank" href="http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/news/Press/2012/Sep12/09-18RIMPR.aspx">licensed the exFAT file system from Microsoft</a>. This will enable BlackBerry devices to handle

MongoDB Maker 10Gen Closes Undisclosed Round From U.S. Intelligence Investors

<a target="_blank" href="http://10gen.com">10gen</a>, the sponsor company of the open source NoSQL database <a target="_blank" href="http://mongodb.org">MongoDB</a>, today <a target="_blank" href="htt

Freshdesk Wants To Make Customer Service Fun With Game Mechanics

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://freshdesk.com">Freshdesk</a> announced Freshdesk Arcade, a new game mechanics system for its web-based help desk software. Freshdesk Arcade will award points b

It’s Outage Week: Cloudflare Went Down This Morning

Apparently not wanting <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/12/godaddy-gives-downed-websites-a-free-month-of-hosting">GoDaddy</a> and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/14/github-exp

Dropbox Rewrote Its Entire Browser-Side Codebase In 1 Week

The engineering team at <a target="_blank" href="https://dropbox.com">Dropbox</a> re-wrote its browser-side codebase one week last July, <a target="_blank" href="https://tech.dropbox.com/?p=361">accor

Meet The Startups Bringing Online Dating Out Of The 90s

Online dating is a huge business, but most dating sites are still stuck in the 90s. They don't take advantage of developments in video and social networking, and they don't have good mobile experience

Spestle Is CafePress For Seasoning Blends (Seriously)

When I read <a target="_blank" href="http://www.spestle.com/">Spestle's</a> pitch for Startup Alley I thought it was either a prank or a goofy placeholder for a stealth startup: "Spestle lets you crea

JavaScript Tops Latest Programming Language Popularity Ranking From RedMonk

Industry analyst firm <a target="_blank" href="http://redmonk.com">RedMonk</a> published today its latest quarterly <a target="_blank" href="http://redmonk.com/sogrady/2012/09/12/language-rankings-9-1

GoDaddy Gives Downed Websites A Free Month Of Hosting

Following its <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/11/godaddy-says-it-wasnt-anonymous-it-wasnt-a-hack-it-wasnt-a-ddos-it-was-internal-network-issues/">lengthy outage</a> on Monday, hosting pro

Pagoda Box Is Easier Than Amazon Web Services, But More Customizable Than Heroku

I've had a sense for a while that infrastructure-as-a-service (like Amazon Web Services) and platform-as-a-service (like Heroku) are converging. Developers love the idea of using a PaaS to speed up pr

Kinobi Will Use Kinect To Teach You Yoga, Dancing Or Maybe Even Surgery

The web makes it easy to find instructional videos on practically any topic. There are 18,600,000 <a target="_blank" href="http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=how+to&oq=how+to&gs_l=you

Google Chose Do.com Instead Of Asana To Get Stuff Done

Today at <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disrupt-sf-2012/">TechCrunch Disrupt SF</a>, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff said that Google chose to use his company's productivity app <a target

How Pissed Are GoDaddy Customers About Yesterday’s Outage?

Yesterday popular hosting provider <a target="_blank" href="http://godaddy.com">GoDaddy</a> suffered a major, multi-hour outage that the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/11/godaddy-says-it

Blue Jeans Network Brings Its Video Conferencing Software To Salesforce.com

Cross-platform video conferencing company <a target="_blank" href="http://bluejeans.com/">Blue Jeans Network</a> announced today that it will integrate with Salesforce.com. Blue Jeans developed a c
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