Peter Kafka

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Yahoo Folds Up Livestand, Its Would-Be Flipboard Killer

Yahoo has pulled the plug on Livestand, its iPad/tablet news app. Yahoo rolled out the app last fall, and positioned it as competitor to apps like Flipboard and Zite. But the app never got any traction, and has been on the chopping block for much of 2012.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus