12 Feb '11, 2am

iPad news: Yahoo! joins tablet craze with digital newsstand - Channel News Asia

iPad news:  Yahoo! joins tablet craze with digital newsstand - Channel News Asia

SAN FRANCISCO - 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. Livestand will launch by July with content from Yahoo! websites along with an undisclosed array of partners, chief product officer Blake Irving said on Thursday. "The magazine knows what type of story you are reading; it privately knows where you are and where you've been," Irving said while briefing reporters on Yahoo!'s plans. "What we are building is really device and operating system agnostic," he said. "Tablets allow beautiful execution, and we will bring it into smaller forms down to mobile phones and then port it to PCs (personal computers) and TV." Livestand is intended as a platform for magazine or newspaper publishers big or small to deliver content matched with the i...

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