Reporting from San Francisco — Yahoo Inc., looking to compete with Google Inc. and Facebook Inc. for eyeballs and advertising dollars, offered a sneak peek of upcoming products at its annual runway event.
The struggling Internet giant is pressing forward even as it faces an uncertain future. In a prolonged financial funk, Yahoo fired its beleaguered chief executive, Carol Bartz, in September.
Yet its products are still some of the most popular on the Web. And despite all the upheaval, Yahoo is following a product plan it laid out a year ago that emphasizes the growing popularity of tablets and other mobile devices to consume digital content.
Chief among Yahoo's new products is magazine software for Apple Inc.'s iPad called Livestand that pulls content and video from newspapers, magazines and other publishers that appeal to users' interests. It's similar to the magazine apps from Flipboard and AOL's Editions.