By: Pete Kafka | All Things D
A couple of years ago it seemed very important for every big consumer Web company to have its own version of Flipboard, the mobile app that lets you assemble your own digital magazine. AOL launched Editions, Yahoo offered Livestand, and Google tried Currents.
Fast forward to present tense, where Flipboard still seems very interesting to some people, but the concept of “social reader” app no longer seems like a no-brainer. Livestand is dead, Editions is all but dead, and if you’ve used Currents you are likely a professional publisher, not an actual reader.