Yahoo! Attempts Comeback with Livestand, IntoNow iPad Apps

Struggling internet company Yahoo! has dished out new smartphone, tablet and PC apps in a fresh bid to become a hub for online content.

First, the company announced that it is bringing its Livestand personalised magazine to the iPad, allowing people to decide which news they want to read and access them in a magazine like format on their Apple tablet.

The iPad app will feature content from Yahoo's own global media network and more than a 100 media partners the world over, the company said. The app, which is available for free from the US iTunes App Store, is based on HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript.

The company also launched the IntoNow app for the iPad, which scans what users are watching on the TV, whether live or recorded, and makes personalised suggestions and displays related content. It also allows users to even share their TV experience with their friends.

Yahoo also launched the Yahoo Weather app for Android which allows users to see whether conditions based on their location or elsewhere and access related photos, which is powered by Flickr.

"Hundreds of millions of people rely on Yahoo! every day, yet no two users are alike," said Blake Irving, EVP and chief product officer at Yahoo!

"Today's product launches reaffirm our commitment to personalize experiences across devices. By building these products on top of our powerful platforms with beautiful interactive design, we are getting closer to a truly 'personal Web' for every Yahoo! customer", he added.