/// Spooking Flipboard: Yahoo’s Livestand and Google’s Propeller Set to Launch Next Week

October 28, 2011  |  All Things Digital


Memo to Flipboard, as well as Pulse, CNN’s Zite and AOL’s Editions: You might want to make some room in the already-crowded news and social reader space, because you’re about to get some bigfoot company. Next Wednesday, according to sources close to the situation, Yahoo will finally officially unveil its offering, called Livestand . And perhaps as early as next week or soon after, Google will also weigh in with its version of the genre — code-named Propeller — which also might be the product’s name. Another moniker under strong consideration: Currents. As I have previously reported, Google Propeller is an HTML5 reader for the Apple iPad and Android — essentially a souped-up version of similar apps such as Flipboard, AOL’s Editions , Zite (which was just bought by Time Warner’s CNN ) and Pulse .

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Spooking Flipboard: Yahoo’s Livestand and Google’s Propeller Set to Launch Next Week



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