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Monday Notes: NBA Playoffs, Startups brace for a tough summer

On Sunday, April 23rd, the NBA Playoffs delivered an exciting slate of four games. The technology industry is also undergoing significant upheaval, including startup valuations, layoffs, and AI for voice actors. Read about two Chefs redefining and keeping alive Soul food.
Monday Notes: NBA Playoffs, Startups brace for a tough summer

Today's Notes: On Sunday, April 23rd, the NBA Playoffs delivered an exciting slate of four games featuring wins from the Knicks, Warriors, Celtics, and Timberwolves. The technology industry is also undergoing significant upheaval, including startup valuations, layoffs, and AI for voice actors. Read about two Chefs redefining and keeping alive Soul food.

NBA

Brunson leads Knicks to Game 4 win, 3-1 lead

Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Apr 23, 2023 Game Summary
Cleveland Cavaliers vs New York Knicks Apr 23, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

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Warriors fend off Kings' rally, even series

Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Apr 23, 2023 Game Summary
Sacramento Kings vs Golden State Warriors Apr 23, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

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Brown, Tatum pace Celtics to 3-1 lead

Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Apr 23, 2023 Game Summary
Boston Celtics vs Atlanta Hawks Apr 23, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

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'Unfinished business' is fueling these Celtics -- even in the first round


Anthony Edwards' dagger 3 seals Timberwolves win in OT

Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Apr 23, 2023 Game Summary
Denver Nuggets vs Minnesota Timberwolves Apr 23, 2023 game result including recap, highlights and game information

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Wolves' Edwards: Avoiding sweep was personal

Wolves’ Edwards: Avoiding sweep was personal
Anthony Edwards scored 34 points in Sunday’s overtime win to help the Timberwolves send their first-round playoff series back to Denver. “I don’t ever want to say I got swept in my career,” Edwards said. “So I definitely took it personally tonight.”

Tech

Silicon Valley Startups Brace for a Summer of Pain

The startup world has had a tough year — plagued by mass layoffs, plummeting venture capital investment and the chaotic collapse of Silicon Valley Bank. But many in tech believe that the worst is yet to come.

Silicon Valley Startups Brace for a Summer of Pain
It’s an open secret in the venture capital world: The down rounds are coming.

Tech layoffs are coming for middle managers

Lyft Will Lay Off About 1,200 People as It Looks to Cut Costs
The cuts come as the company tries to lower prices and remain competitive with Uber, its larger rival.
Coding jobs were supposed to be safe. Not anymore.
So much for learning to code.

AI is hijacking these actors’ voices. Can you tell the difference?

Advances in artificial intelligence have allowed software to recreate voices with eerie precision. The technology puts voice actors, often-nameless professionals, in a precarious position.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/interactive/2023/ai-voice-generators/


Food
Two Chefs on Keeping Alive, and Redefining, Soul Food

Two Chefs on Keeping Alive, and Redefining, Soul Food
At their restaurants in New York and Chicago, Shenarri Freeman and Erick Williams are celebrating the cuisine in their own ways.

Related

The Nine Best Soul Food Restaurants in Brooklyn
Brooklyn has a hold on soul food restaurants when it comes to soul food in NYC. From Cheryl’s Global Soul to Peaches, these are nine of the best restaurants the borough has to offer.

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