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Magic, which is developing a code-generating tool similar to GitHub’s Copilot, raised a $23M Series A led by Alphabet’s CapitalG (Kyle Wiggers/TechCrunch)

Kyle Wiggers / TechCrunch:
Magic, which is developing a code-generating tool similar to GitHub’s Copilot, raised a $23M Series A led by Alphabet’s CapitalG  —  Magic, a startup developing a code-generating platform similar to GitHub’s Copilot, today announced that it raised $23 million in a Series A funding round led … … […]

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Microsoft rolls out the updated Bing, which uses a next-gen OpenAI model and Microsoft’s Prometheus model, in “limited preview” at bing.com/new (GeekWire)

GeekWire:
Microsoft rolls out the updated Bing, which uses a next-gen OpenAI model and Microsoft’s Prometheus model, in “limited preview” at bing.com/new  —  REDMOND, WASH. — Microsoft unveiled new versions of its Bing search engine and Edge web browser that take advantage … … […]

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Mastodon reports having ~1.4M MAUs, down from over 2.5M in November 2022, as some newcomers complain the service is hard to use and others return to Twitter (Amanda Hoover/Wired)

Amanda Hoover / Wired:
Mastodon reports having ~1.4M MAUs, down from over 2.5M in November 2022, as some newcomers complain the service is hard to use and others return to Twitter  —  Active users have fallen by more than 1 million since the exodus from Elon Musk’s Twitter, suggesting the decentralized platform is not a direct replacement. … […]