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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GoDaddy Outage Takes Down Millions Of Sites, Anonymous Member Claims Responsibility

According to many customers, sites hosted by major web host and domain registrar <a target="_blank" href="http://godaddy.com">GoDaddy</a> are down. According to the official GoDaddy Twitter account th

Blue River Technology Raises $3.1 Million To Build Robots To Replace Chemical Herbicides

Computer vision/robotics company <a target="_blank" href="http://bluerivert.com/">Blue River Technology</a> announced today that it has raised a $3.1 million Series A round of funding from <a target="

Hackathon Project Memstash Helps You Memorize Anything

Unlike something like Evernote, which helps you store and reference information, TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon entrant <a target="_blank" href="http://memstash.co/">Memstash</a> helps you actually memo

Hacker Returns From Wilderness Exile To Disrupt Sally Struthers

Peter Ma says hadn't switched on his HP laptop for nearly six months when he booted it up at the TechCrunch Disrupt Hackathon yesterday afternoon. From May until August he backpacked alone in the S

Hex3 Shows Off Android/iPhone Laser Tag At TechCrunch Hackathon

<a target="_blank" href="http://hex3.co">Hex3</a> founder Jon Atherton didn't have any hardware hacking experience when he launched Kickstarter campaigns for the company's debut products, the AppTag L

Twitter’s API Crackdown May Be Bad For Users, Even If They Never Notice

This week <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/09/05/twitter-officially-launches-v1-1-of-its-api-developers-have-until-march-5-2013-to-switch/">Twitter launched its new API</a>. There are still l

Local Search Engine Locu Will Debut API At TechCrunch Disrupt San Francisco Hackathon This Weekend

<a target="_blank" href="https://locu.com/">Locu</a>, an app that makes it easy for restaurants to update their menus, will debut its public API at the <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/events/disr

Y Combinator Backed Bushido Pivots From Cloud Platforms To Customer Data

Prince Siddhārtha is said to have left behind his life of privilege, and his wife and child, to dedicate his life to the search for enlightenment and eventually become the spiritual leader known as <

Enterprise Startup Accelerator Gets Funding Boost From Cisco

It's been <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2010/07/25/enterprise-software-is-sexy-again/">over two years</a> since Box CEO Aaron Levie declared here at TechCrunch that enterprise is sexy again. Si

Snappli Raises $1 Million To Help You Stay Under Your Mobile Data Limit

As carriers drop unlimited data plans and <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/03/13/att-gets-dirty-threatens-plaintiff-with-termination-of-service-unless-he-shuts-up/">throttle bandwidth</a>, th

The Inbox Is The New Activity Stream. Kind Of…

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://atlassian.com/">Atlassian</a> announced a new version of its enterprise wiki <a target="_blank" href="http://www.atlassian.com/software/confluence/overview">Confl

Why The Space Democratization Movement Blows My Mind

There's real movement behind the democratization of space. Not in the form of sending more people into space, but in giving more people access to satellites. Nano-satellites are <a target="_blank"

Happy Ending To The Joyent Lifetime Subscription Story

Earlier this month <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/16/cloud-computing-company-joyent-leaves-early-supporters-out-in-the-cold/">Joyent announced that it would pull the plug</a> on legacy "

HireVue Lands $22 Million To Reinvent The Job Interview

Today <a target="_blank" href="http://hirevue.com/">HireVue</a>, makers of a video based job interview and hiring management platform, announced that it raised a $17 million Series C round led by Inve

Paranoid Server Admins Get New iPhone App From Cloud Security Company Dome9

Israeli security company <a target="_blank" href="http://www.dome9.com/">Dome9</a> provides a hosted firewall for protecting servers in both private or public clouds. It enables customers to lockdown

Huffington Post Now Has Its Own “Labs” Site For Online News Experiments

News publishers are becoming tech companies, right down to the Google Labs style experimental sites: <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytlabs.com/">The New York Times Company Research & Develo

Grim And Gritty Startup Reboot: NoSQL Company Citrusleaf Changes Name And Acquires AlchemyDB

Yesterday NoSQL company Citrusleaf announced an undisclosed new round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates. Apparently the someone thought "Citrusleaf" was too soft and friendly a name for toda

Cult Favorite Note Taking App Notational Velocity Gets A Cross-Platform Alternative

<a target="_blank" href="http://notational.net/">Notational Velocity</a> is a cult favorite open source note taking app for OSX. The phrase "life changing" gets thrown around a lot by it devotees. It'

Coders Can’t Put Writers Out Of A Job Yet, But We’d Better Watch Our Backs

Last week <a target="_blank" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/business/new-wave-of-adept-robots-is-changing-global-industry.html?hp">The New York Times ran</a> a story by John Markoff about rob

India’s SMS Hoax Panic: Could It Happen In The U.S.?

Last week <a href="https://beta.techcrunch.com/2012/08/21/a-deadly-new-form-of-terrorism-sms-and-photoshop/">tens of thousands of migrants from India's northeast region fled urban areas</a> as rumor r
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