Yahoo News Digest now available for iOS and android phones in India

Monday, 12 May 2014 - 7:46am IST | Place: Bangalore | Agency: DNA
App claims to deliver an easy- to- navigate summary of the top International news stories twice a day

Yahoo on 9 May,2014 announced the launch of the International edition of Yahoo News Digest for both iOS and Android users in India. With this app, users can stay on top of all the need-to-know International news, twice a day, on their mobile phones.

'atoms'- articles, maps, Wikipedia entries, videos, and photos

Every morning and night, Yahoo News Digest delivers a summarized version of the top International news, in an easy-to-navigate design.  Using algorithmic and human editorial curation, each story is a collection of “atoms” -- articles, maps, Wikipedia entries, videos, and photos -- that make it easy for users to "digest" the news quickly.  The “Digests” provide a summary of all the top International news so that users can stay on top of what’s happening in the world.

The app covers stories from news categories like - News, Technology, Sports, Business, World etc. Users can scan the summary, as well as read “Atoms,” which convey different dimensions of the story from the who, what, when, how, and why of a topic. The Android version of the Yahoo News Digest is built specifically with a new homescreen widget that will display the most recent unread digest for easy viewing. The Yahoo News Digest widget keeps track of the digests that have been read.

The news, compiled by Yahoo editors in the UK, US, and Malaysia, will deliver a timely Digest everyday at 8 am and 6 pm local time, wherever one is in the world. Yahoo News Digest uses the Summly technology, acquired by Yahoo last year. The International edition of Yahoo News Digest for iOS and Android is available today in English Language globally.

 

Links to the app

Google Play

App Store

Read the Tumblr blog post to know more.


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