Wow, Yahoo's Livestand Really Is A Flipboard Knockoff

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Yahoo finally launched its Flipboard-like news reader, Livestand, today.

The app borrows a lot from the Flipboard concept, allowing you to scrape content from news sites and view them in a sleek, magazine-like interface.

When reading articles, the font and layout looks almost exactly like Flipboard too.

But unlike Flipboard, you’re stuck with sites that Yahoo curates. There’s no way to add individual RSS feeds or news links from your social media accounts.

Yahoo did do a good job at picking out great news sources though, so you won’t be at a loss for things to read.

We just took Livestand for a spin. It’s not as robust as Flipboard, but it still looks good. You can get the app free here.

Here's the Livestand icon. Tap to open

You can create four custom profiles per iPad. Since we're just beginning, let's set up the first one. Tap one of the plus signs to begin.

You have the option to sign in with your Yahoo ID or your Facebook account. Let's use our Yahoo ID.

Enter your Yahoo ID information...

Now confirm your profile information. You can also add a photo here if you want.

Here you get the full list of news sources Yahoo curated. Just browse by topic to find what you want.

Here's the Tech section. Swipe across to view more sources.

Here's the Personal Mix screen. Each publication shows up as its own vertical. Tap one to see all stories.

Here's what SAI looks like on Livestand. You can tell Yahoo took a lot of design cues from Flipboard.

When you tap a story it looks like this.

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