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Yahoo News Digest App Brings Important Bits Of News In The Form of Atoms

By Ankita Katdare in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps', May 12, 2014.

  1. Ankita Katdare


    Engineering Discipline:
    Computer Science
    Yahoo has now globally unveiled its news aggregator platform app called the "Yahoo News Digest" for its Android users with an International edition. Back in January, the iOS app was launched with an aim to bring the top news to the readers in the least possible time. Yahoo received a great response and found that about 40% of those who downloaded the app, would come back and visit it daily. Carrying forward its previous motto - "Get in the know in no time.", Yahoo News Digest app is here to deliver news in the form of digests that arrive twice everyday. Precisely, at 8am and 6pm local time.

    The main motive of the app is get summarized version of all the top stories, so that you know what, how, why and where of the happening stories from all over the world in very less time. Yahoo has come up with a concept called "Atoms". Every news story that will appear on the screen of the News Digest app will be created from multiple sources so that is contains the essential bits and pieces of information, known as “Atoms”. Every news Atom will have images, maps, videos, key quotes, wikipedia information, stock tickers and infographics etc.


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    The Yahoo engineers have developed an efficient algorithm that brings hand-curated news from Yahoo's editors. The app's international edition is compiled by the company's editors in the UK, the US States, and Malaysia to offer round-the-clock updates. If you are someone who skims through newspaper headlines, but are left wanting for more, this app would work great for you. Yahoo will get you all the key headlines of the day in a finite and visual manner, which is just great.

    How do you like the idea of having such a news app? How does it fare against its competitors in the overcrowded Android and iOS app marketplace? Share your thoughts with us in comments.

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Discussion in 'Gadgets | Software | Apps' started by Ankita Katdare, May 12, 2014.

    1. Satya Swaroop Dash

      Engineering Discipline:
      Computer Science
      So as it seems an actual "News" Paper has arrived.
      The engineers at yahoo have taken the concept of Facebook's Paper and given us something that we can use to obtain useful information. The app looks cleaner than any news aggregation app I have seen. The only concern, I have is that whenever the regional app comes they do not use the stupid attention grabbing yet useless slide show of images to convey a news like they do on the Yahoo India website.