Yahoo! ditches digital newsstand for iPads

May 25, 2012
Yahoo! shuttered its fledgling digital newsstand for iPads on Friday in what it said was the start of a product purge intended to make the floundering Internet pioneer more nimble.

Yahoo! shuttered its fledgling digital newsstand for iPads on Friday in what it said was the start of a product purge intended to make the floundering Internet pioneer more nimble.

Livestand was launched in November as a way to turn into personalized magazines rich with stories, images and video suited to individual tastes.

It was intended as a platform to allow magazine or newspaper publishers big or small to deliver content matched with the interests of people who log into the Yahoo! online venue.

"It's a digital newsstand, your digital newsstand," a Yahoo! executive said at the unveiling last year.

Livestand was among the first products to be targeted for elimination under the auspices of a turn-around plan outlined by executives of the Sunnyvale, California-based company.

"We've decided to discontinue or consolidate a number of products across Yahoo!'s technology platforms over the course of 2012," a message at the company's corporate blog explained.

The process includes scrutinizing "what's working and what isn't."

Livestand for didn't make the cut despite from users, according to Yahoo!

"We have learned a lot from Livestand and are actively applying those insights toward the development of future products that are better aligned with Yahoo!'s holistic mobile strategy," Yahoo! said.

"We are pivoting to a mobile-products-first development model and there's no doubt that one of the biggest, if not the biggest, priorities for us is to innovate for the ."

Explore further: Yahoo hopes to reach readers with iPad magazine

Related Stories

Yahoo! joins tablet craze with digital newsstand

February 10, 2011

Yahoo! is building a digital newsstand called "Livestand" that will turn tablet computers into personalized magazines rich with stories, images and video suited to individual tastes.

Yahoo! stays on course after CEO ouster

September 29, 2011

Yahoo! argued that the ouster of its chief executive has not knocked it off course, and that it was building on its strategy of making offerings more social and mobile.

Yahoo! takes to airwaves with sports radio

August 1, 2011

Yahoo! announced the launch Monday of Yahoo! Sports Radio as the Internet company seeks to turn its popularity as an online destination for sports fans into success over the airwaves.

Recommended for you

WhatsApp vulnerable to snooping: report

January 13, 2017

The Facebook-owned mobile messaging service WhatsApp is vulnerable to interception, the Guardian newspaper reported on Friday, sparking concern over an app advertised as putting an emphasis on privacy.

US gov't accuses Fiat Chrysler of cheating on emissions

January 12, 2017

The U.S. government accused Fiat Chrysler on Thursday of failing to disclose software in some of its pickups and SUVs with diesel engines that allows them to emit more pollution than allowed under the Clean Air Act.

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.