Kyle Wiggers

Kyle Wiggers

Senior Reporter, Enterprise

Kyle Wiggers is a senior reporter at TechCrunch with a special interest in artificial intelligence. His writing has appeared in VentureBeat and Digital Trends, as well as a range of gadget blogs including Android Police, Android Authority, Droid-Life, and XDA-Developers. He lives in Brooklyn with his partner, a piano educator, and dabbles in piano himself occasionally — if mostly unsuccessfully.

The Latest from Kyle Wiggers

Microsoft and Nvidia team up to build new Azure-hosted AI supercomputer

Roughly two years ago, Microsoft announced a partnership with OpenAI, the AI lab with which it has a close commercial relationship, to build what the tech giant called an “AI Supercomputer&#8221

Akeyless secures a cash infusion to help companies manage their passwords, certificates and keys

Back in 2018, Refael Angel, a former security software engineer at Intuit, had an idea for a new approach to protect encryption keys — the random string of bits created to scramble and unscrambl

Ring launches pilot program to let local agencies share updates and ‘safety information’

Ring today announced that local government agencies will be able to have an official presence on the company’s Neighbors app. Beginning with the City of North Port and Pinellas County Government

TheGist taps AI to summarize Slack channels and threads

Itay Dressler and Itzik Ben Bassat, who’ve held various software engineering and executive roles at startups together over the years, are accustomed to exchanging brief messages. Ben Bassat has

MotherDuck secures investment from Andreessen Horowitz to commercialize DuckDB

Jordan Tigani — a founding engineer at Google BigQuery, Google’s fully managed data analysis platform — was working as the chief product officer at SingleStore when he noticed that t

AI-powered media editing app Descript lands fresh cash from OpenAI

Descript, the audio and video editing platform founded in 2017 by former Groupon CEO Andrew Mason, has raised $50 million in a Series C round led by the OpenAI Startup Fund, a tranche through which Op

Zest wants to make buying and sending gifts online ‘delightful’

While e-commerce was on the rise before the pandemic, the massive shift to digital supercharged the online shopping industry — bringing entirely new categories of products (and shoppers) to the

Supported iPhones in the US and Canada can now contact emergency services via satellite

Months after it was announced at an event in September, Emergency SOS via satellite, Apple’s service for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro that uses satellite to route emergency calls, launched to

Contentstack raises $80M to grow its headless CMS platform for the enterprise

The market for enterprise content management systems (CMS) is steeply growing as the need to organize and manage documents, images and other forms of digital content increases. According to Allied Mar

Meeting camera startup Owl Labs lands $25M and partnership with HP

Owl Labs, a startup developing a linuep of AI-powered meeting hardware, today announced that it raised $25 million in a Series C round led by HP Tech Ventures (HP’s venture capital arm) with par

222 wants to match perfect strangers for bespoke, real-life experiences

As anyone who’s moved to a city sight unseen can tell you — this reporter included — making platonic connections isn’t easy. Adult friendships are fickle beasts in metros of mi

What the midterm madness means for startups

Welcome to Startups Weekly, a nuanced take on this week’s startup news and trends. To get this in your inbox, subscribe here. Hey, folks. It’s Kyle, filling in this issue for Natasha, who&#821

DeviantArt provides a way for artists to opt out of AI art generators

DeviantArt, the Wix-owned artist community, today announced a new protection for creators to disallow art-generating AI systems from being developed using their artwork. An option on the site will all

OpenAI leads $23.5M round in Mem, an AI-powered note-taking app

Last year, OpenAI announced the OpenAI Startup Fund, a tranche through which it and its partners, including Microsoft, are investing in early-stage AI companies tackling major problems. Mum’s be

Apple pledges $450M toward expanding the satellite infrastructure powering Emergency SOS

As a part of its Advanced Manufacturing Fund, Apple will invest $450 million in satellite network and ground stations to power Emergency SOS, its service for the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Pro lineups th

Coefficient wants to bring live data into your existing spreadsheets

With the explosive adoption of software-as-a-service (SaaS) apps, the average company now has more than 100 SaaS apps to manage — leading to data being siloed across countless different systems.

Twitter begins to roll out, then kills, grey checkmarks for high-profile accounts

Update: Well, that was fast. The grey checks have begun to disappear following a reply from Twitter CEO Elon Musk to YouTuber MKBHD implying that Musk has put the kibosh on the system — at least

Equals secures $16M investment to supercharge spreadsheets

Equals, a San Francisco-based startup ambitiously aiming to challenge Excel’s dominance with a supercharged spreadsheet, today announced that it raised $16 million in a Series A funding round le

Wing brings drone delivery options to DoorDash customers in Logan, Australia

DoorDash is teaming up with Alphabet’s Wing to offer customers an easier way to arrange for goods to be delivered via drone. Beginning this week, a small number of DoorDash users in Logan, Austr

Eliyan raises $40M from Intel and Micron to build chiplet interconnects

Increasingly, as Moore’s law rears its ugly head, computer chip developers are adopting “chiplet” architectures to scale their hardware’s processing power. Chiplets are Lego-li
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