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Yahoo drops tablet magazine service

Yahoo has dropped its tablet magazine Livestand just six months after its debut on the iPad.

The decision is part of the struggling internet company's latest effort to turn its fortunes around.

Last month, Yahoo told analysts it would close or combine about 50 services which have not been performing up to expectations.

That house-cleaning was laid out by CEO Scott Thompson, who stepped down earlier this month amid controversy over incorrect information on his biography.

Yahoo interim CEO Ross Levinsohn has not said whether the company still plans to dump as many services as Mr Thompson intended.

Livestand featured software that could be customised to pull content from Yahoo's own website as well as other digital publishers to cater to each user's tastes.

It was similar to Flipboard, a more popular tablet magazine.


From Belfast Telegraph