NBA Finals Spurs Dominate Heat Again On Brink Of

The process elimination is all but complete. Only the process of extinction remains for the champion Miami Heat. The San Antonio Spurs put them there. Resoundingly.Functioning at an efficiency that stunned most observers for the second straight game, San Antonio cut and spliced the Heat, embarrassing them again in a 107-86 shellacking in Game 4 for a commanding 3-1 series lead.A victory in San Antonio in Game 5 Sunday would avenge last year’s collapse to the Heat and give the Spurs their fifth championship.“I’m pleased that they performed as well as they did while we’ve been in Miami, and that’s about as far as it goes,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “Now we’ve got to go back home and play as well or better.”The Spurs smoked Miami in every conceivable fashion. LeBron James had 28 points, but they were inconsequential. Dwyane Wade looked beaten and had just 10 points. Meanwhile, everyone in a Spurs jersey scored, with Kawhi Leonard leading the way with 20 points and 14 rebounds. He was the best player on the floor again, after scoring 29 points in Game 3.“They smashed us,” James said. “Two straight home games got off to awful starts. They came in and were much better than us in these last two games. It’s just that simple.”Tony Parker added 19 points, and Tim Duncan had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Spurs, who shot 57 percent from the field and are hitting 54 percent in the series. Boris Diaw was spectacular off the bench with 9 assists, and Patty Mills had 14 points off the bench.James, who battled cramps in Game 1, left the court and briefly returned to the locker room midway through the first quarter Thursday. But he had 10 quick points in the third quarter to bring Miami within 13. However, San Antonio pushed it to 81-57 after three and never looked back. read more

Software Company Launches Jamie Magazine

first_imgSoftware development company idoodle is entering into the consumer media space with the launch of Jamie Magazine, and is looking to have its first-and-only title be fully mobilized from the onset.Jamie Oliver—a celebrity chef and Food Network star—is the personality the brand is founded on. The publication, which first launched in the UK in 2008 and has local editions in Russia, Germany and Holland, will cover the entire North American market, from Canada to the Caribbean.“We as idoodle have been doing a lot of business in the UK as an education software company,” says Robert Sowah, publisher and CEO of idoodlemedia. “We wanted to take some of the innovative things we’re doing in the software world and merge it together with a magazine, which has been a very exciting opportunity.” Sowah says the publication will distribute about 300,000 copies across the continent by the end of the year, with about 50 percent heading to newsstands. Jamie Magazine will be regionalized on a per-issue basis, says Sowah. One issue, for example, might focus on the foods of New England with the next on the foods of the Caribbean followed by dishes from British Columbia.“We’re going to North Americanize Jamie Magazine, but still leaving in that wonderful British flair that makes it Jamie,” he says. “We’ve met with the Food Network and all of his shows are over here. He has a huge following and he has been a leader as a chef and food activist. It’s hitting a note with an awful lot of people [that enjoy] eating properly and having fun doing it.”From the onset, Jamie Magazine will be fully multiplatform, not only for the reader but advertisers as well. Using custom technology and its knowledge in the software space, idoodle will ensure its print content is mobile enabled.“Our technology can make any image [function] like a QR code,” says Sowah. “When the reader downloads our app they point to Jamie Magazine on the newsstands or their kitchen counter and they will get a few videos from the magazine. It will be Jamie or a chef cooking a few recipes that are inside the issue. Readers can get the recipe for that video, and we’re also integrating the advertisers into that.” Once a reader presses the recipe, up come the ingredients as well as a sponsored message. If a particular grocery store is sponsoring the video, for example, a message will show that the ingredients are on sale in that retail location and will use GPS technology to show the nearest location of that grocery store.“We’re taking the reader from the cover of the magazine all the way to the grocery store,” says Sowah. “It can map out the store for you on your phone—if you’re looking for something in particular on sale it will show you where it is in the store. We’re lifting the experience off of the magazine and letting the reader take it with them, wherever that is.”If a copy of the magazine hasn’t been purchased either on the newsstand or via subscription, a user is limited in the amount of video content that can be seen. After a monetary commitment is made, content exclusives are available through the app, which a consumer can download for their Apple or Android device.“We’re trying to make things engaging for the reader,” he says. “It’s a fun and engaging way to get readers integrated with the paper. It’s a hybrid for the readers and it also integrates the advertisers—once advertisers start seeing the possibilities of using this sort of technology to offer up traditional information to their users in fun, engaging ways, I think you’ll see an interesting and dynamic change in the way advertising is done.”last_img read more

Davey G Johnson automotive writer and friend of Roadshow dead at 43

first_img Share your voice Tags Davey G. Johnson Automotive journalist Davey G. Johnson was found dead on Thursday, following a widespread search throughout parts of Northern California. He was 43 years old.David Gordon Johnson was initially reported missing on Friday, June 7, and was last heard from on Wednesday, June 5. His motorcycle — a press bike on loan from Honda — was recovered at a rest area near Mokelumne Hill, California. Police later found many of Davey’s belongings near the Mokelumne River, where he had stopped to send a photo to a friend.The massive recovery efforts, led by the Calaveras County Sheriff, continued until Monday, at which point officials announced they would be scaling back the search. The police found Davey’s body in the Mokelumne River on Thursday. The cause of his death is said to be accidental drowning.”He is so full of life and I’ve just never met anyone like him,” Jaclyn Trop, automotive journalist and Davey’s girlfriend, said in an interview with CBS This Morning earlier this month. “There are just so many questions.”Davey JohnsonDavey Johnson and his girlfriend, automotive journalist Jaclyn Trop. Instagram Remembering our friendI first met Davey Johnson when he wrote for Jalopnik, arguably during the site’s heyday. He was funny and irreverent and we found an immediate rapport. We liked the same music, we liked the same cars. We would bum each other’s cigarettes outside auto shows and debate whether Bivouac or 24 Hour Revenge Therapy was Jawbreaker’s best album. In the 13 years I knew him, Davey never once called me by my first name, greeting me with the same nod and “Mr. Ewing” every time.After establishing his name — and voice — at Jalopnik, Davey wrote for Autoweek and Car and Driver, where he published some of the best stories I’ve ever read. I always wanted to hire him someday.Most recently, Davey and I talked about him falling in love with Jaclyn, and how he’d never been happier. He made her a mix tape (yes, on cassette and everything) and sent me the playlist. He told me he never felt so overwhelmingly in love with someone.Davey Johnson Davey Johnson “He was going to propose with a ring in Sloane Square today or tomorrow,” Jaclyn told me via text message on Wednesday.”This is so wrong. A dreamer, wanderer, punk and poet like Davey isn’t supposed to go out like this,” writes executive editor Chris Paukert. “Guys like Davey are supposed to shoot through astride a set of well-worn wheels set aflame, pulsing three-chord soundtracks at their back. Not cold and alone in a river.””Conversations with Davey were like a frenetic game of ping pong, with obscure references from art and music and cars coming at you so fast that it was best to just go with it or be left behind,” writes reviews editor Emme Hall. “I wish I’d had the opportunity to know him better.””I owe so much to Davey,” says news and features editor Kyle Hyatt. “He’s the reason I get to write about cars and motorcycles for a living. Davey casts an impossible shadow and while I’ll never be half the writer he was, I will spend the rest of my life trying to live up to the kind of man he was: Kind, generous, open, weird, funny, fearless and free. We all should.” 4 2020 Kia Telluride review: Kia’s new SUV has big style and bigger value 2020 Hyundai Palisade review: Posh enough to make Genesis jealouscenter_img More From Roadshow 2020 BMW M340i review: A dash of M makes everything better Comments Roadshowlast_img read more