YAHOO has killed off Livestand, the magazine style news-serving tablet application that it launched last year.
Announced in early 2011 and arriving last Winter, Livestand gathers together news from a range of sources, like Murdoch's The Daily. Well, at least it did.
In a blog post Yahoo said that it is closing down the well-received application as part of wider plans to create a smoother, or more relevant Yahoo. Something that it raised during its last financial announcement.
"We've decided to discontinue or consolidate a number of products across Yahoo's technology platforms over the course of 2012," it said.
"Platform consolidation enables us to put many Yahoo properties onto common key platforms and technologies to make everything more scalable and nimble. And when we discontinue products, it will be so that we can focus on opportunities where we lead and where we can create the most meaningful experiences for people using our products, and for our partners, developers and advertisers."
There is a suggestion that Livestand just wasn't working out for Yahoo. Apple offers its own IOS application for this sort of thing, Newstand, and although the Yahoo option was well received, according to Yahoo, there are other things that it could be doing.
"We committed ourselves to continuously measure and scrutinize what's working and what isn't," Yahoo added.
"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."
The company cited its recently announced Axis browser as an example of this. µ
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