We can still remember how excited we were when we first heard that Yahoo is working on a news reader, the beautifully designed “digital living magazine” that is Livestand. But eventually, all good things must come to an end, too soon, unfortunately, for Yahoo’s Livestand. Today, Yahoo announced that it will discontinue its digital newspaper app. The company explained that it has decided to discontinue or consolidate a number of products, including Livestand, in order to focus on more opportunities.
Yahoo mentioned that in spite of the good feedback it has received for its Livestand app, developing future products that are better aligned with Yahoo’s holistic mobile strategy is the company’s top priority. Just a few days ago, the company unveiled its latest arsenal, Yahoo! Axis, in an attempt to change the game. Axis promises to integrate with your desktop browser while seamlessly connecting across multiple devices automatically.
“We are pivoting to a mobile-products-first development model. Check out Yahoo! Axis as a great example of this. There’s no doubt that one of the biggest priorities for us is to innovate for the mobile user, whether they’re using smartphones or tablets, or iOS apps, Android apps or mobile web browsers, for that matter,” the Livestand team wrote on its blog today.Related articles: