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Magic raises $23M

Magic, a startup working on an AI-based code completion tool for software repositories, has raised a $23 million Series A funding round.

Investors in the round include CapitalG (Alphabet’s Independent Growth Fund), Nat Friedman, Elad Gil, Amplify Partners, Noam Brown, Mehdi Ghissassi, Bryan Pellegrino, Arthur Breitman, 10x Founders, William Tunstall-Pedoe, Adam Jafer, Fredrik Hjelm, Klaudius Kalcher, Roland Boubela, Xavier Sarras, Florian Huber, and Daniel Dippold.

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Microsoft has released Windows 11 24H2 build 26100.712 to its Release Preview testing channel for Windows Insiders, a sign that the update is nearly complete and that the company has shifted into bug-fixing mode ahead of general availability, writes Andrew Cunningham in Ars Technica. 

Elon Musk’s xAI is working on making Grok multimodal — The Verge

Elon Musk’s AI company, xAI, is making progress on adding multimodal inputs to its Grok chatbot, according to public developer documents, writes Kylie Robison in The Verge.