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30 May 2012

Yahoo! Shutting Down Livestand

On its last earnings call, Yahoo! announced a round of product consolidations and its six-month oldLivestand is one of the casualties. The companyannounced late last week that it will shut down the iOS newsstand app to focus on other opportunities in the mobile space.

Livestand launched last November for the iPad and aggregated its own content along with content from third-party publishers into a personalized format. The product joined others already on the market like Flipboard, Pulse and Zite. Indeed, according to the announcement, it appears that Livestand struggled in an already crowded aggregation app market.

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