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MacRumors
Nov 2, 2011, 03:15 PM
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Yahoo has launched an iPad app (http://ymobileblog.com/blog/2011/11/02/your-mobile-experience-just-got-three-times-better/) they call a "living magazine". The app, called Livestand (http://www.livestand.com/), is vaguely like Flipboard, but pulls content from Yahoo websites and more than 100 publications.
One of the stars of the show was Livestand from Yahoo!, a personalized living magazine designed first for iPad and available to download today, free from the App Store in the U.S. Livestand weaves together content from more than 100 publications, including, ABC News, Forbes, Yahoo! News, Yahoo! Sports, Yahoo! Finance and omg! - with more being added every week.

And the more you use Livestand, the more personalized it becomes. It's easily tailored to your own passions and interests, wrapping great content in a visually rich, stunning design that features videos, photos, and intuitive navigation. Livestand is also built on many of Yahoo!'s most important technical innovations. If you're a techie kind of person, head on over to our Yahoo! Developer Blog to hear about the newest of these technologies, Cocktails (http://developer.yahoo.com/blogs/ydn/?p=51439).http://images.macrumors.com/article-new/2011/11/mzl.eoqdquax.480x480-75.jpg


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Livestand for iPad is a free download (http://appshopper.com/news/livestand-from-yahoo) from the App Store.

Article Link: Yahoo Introduces Livestand for iPad, a Flipboard-Like "Living Magazine" (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/02/yahoo-introduces-livestand-for-ipad-a-flipboard-like-living-magazine/)



HiRez
Nov 2, 2011, 03:26 PM
This product was much-delayed and, well, it's Yahoo. I fully expect the focus to be on generating maximum internal clicks and ad revenue than on satisfied customers and usability. Yahoo designs by committee (with more committees stacked on top) and usually ends up with a lowest common denominator product that caters to advertisers.

cvaldes
Nov 2, 2011, 04:10 PM
Where are you seeing the ads in this app?

Or are you just making frivolous, erroneous comments without actually having used it?

That doesn't mean Yahoo! can't add advertising later, but I'm not seeing it now. Pretty clean, understated presentation of articles.

cryptooth
Nov 2, 2011, 04:23 PM
Not available for Turkish App Store.

Why???

GoodWatch
Nov 2, 2011, 04:31 PM
Customers? It's a free app so we're talking about users, not customers. If you don't like Yahoo, just say so....

HiRez
Nov 2, 2011, 04:37 PM
Customers? It's a free app so we're talking about users, not customers. If you don't like Yahoo, just say so....

I don't like Yahoo.

coder12
Nov 2, 2011, 04:37 PM
First magazines... and next I'll be able to use a live google earth to see myself from the sky!

GoodWatch
Nov 2, 2011, 04:38 PM
I don't like Yahoo.

There you go!

marcusj0015
Nov 2, 2011, 06:08 PM
Yahoo still exists?!?!?!!??!?

cvaldes
Nov 2, 2011, 07:24 PM
Yes, and still profitable, making $0.82 EPS last quarter off of $5.19 billion in revenue. What did your employer do?

JRoDDz
Nov 2, 2011, 07:52 PM
I like Yahoo for their web portal.

roow110
Nov 2, 2011, 10:54 PM
Been using app for about an hour now.
I am unimpressed with the speed, the transitions are lacking, the UI obnoxious and the selection sparse. Overall a pretty mediocre app. Use Flipboard instead.

BJMRamage
Nov 3, 2011, 08:17 AM
I might give it a try tonight. I do like Flipboard (even if these apps are just a fancy shell for stories posted on other sites).

stevenshizzle
Nov 3, 2011, 08:24 AM
I enjoy Editions app. It's very straightforward, has a classic feel to it, and bends to your will. There are some neat 3D advertisements (because what's a magazine without an advertisement) from BMW and AutoCAD that are pretty darn cool.

I liked Flipboard for a while, but I am anti-twitter, so I dumped it.

ViperDesign
Nov 3, 2011, 08:48 AM
another positive for the ipad.

Not sure why people choose negative remarks. Crazy

ThunderSkunk
Nov 3, 2011, 08:16 PM
Oh Yahoo!!! I look forward to reading all about what some pop star wore out to a dance club last night. Or precious footage of somebody hitting a baseball really far.

Yahoo used to be google. Then it turned into a dysfunctional clusterbang. Then its ragged carcass was picked apart by MS and a few other piranhas. What was left markets trash to 12 year old girls and bored housewives.

Sad.

JRoDDz
Nov 3, 2011, 09:35 PM
Been using app for about an hour now.
I am unimpressed with the speed, the transitions are lacking, the UI obnoxious and the selection sparse. Overall a pretty mediocre app. Use Flipboard instead.

I agree 100%. The UI on that is horrible. Deleted it and went back to using flipboard and zite.