Yahoo launches LiveStand – A digital newsstand for tablets

Everyone seems to be jumping on the tablet ship these days. After The Daily, which is slated to arrive on Android later this year, Yahoo too announced its own digital newsstand.

Named Livestand, this platform will enable publishers and advertisers to seamlessly distribute content across tablets. LiveStand will be available to Android tablets in the first half of the year; a mobile version will come later.

It will initially work with the advertising revenue. However, subscription-based model could be used in the future. “We see tablets as a catalyst that will allow advertising dollars to shift from TV and print to digital,” Blake Irving, chief product officer at Yahoo, said on a conference call Thursday.

Yahoo said Livestand was designed initially to power its content library, which includes Sports, News, Finance, Flickr, omg!, and the Yahoo! Contributor Network.

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