Yahoo Updates Livestand

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Yahoo's Mobile Blog announced today that it's releasing a revamped version of Livestand, its interactive magazine app for iPad. The changes include a new layout and retooled navigation features.

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General Livestand updates include the addition of an auto log-in, which allows users to pick up reading where they left off, a new user-tutorial and improved article presentation featuring full images.

Specific updates include:

A redesigned My Library experience: A pull-down feature provides an at-a-glance view of the latest headlines.

Enhanced options for adding new topics to Library: New publications tagged appear directly in your Library, making it even easier to see all the new, fresh content at your fingertips.

MyYahoo! and Google Reader: Tracking all your favorite sites and blogs can now be done with the integrated MyYahoo! or Google Reader feature. A few simple taps will bring all your feeds into your Livestand library.

Yahoo's Livestand was launched as a Flipboard competitor last fall, along with AOL's Editions. So far, the app has been doing well for the company, which is good news, in light of Yahoo's woes of late. CEO Scott Thompson has recently released a letter to employees to better map out Yahoo's direction while restructuring. All Things D posted a copt of the memo here.

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