Yahoo News Digest comes to India, now available for iOS, Android devices

FE Online Posted online: Friday, May 09, 2014 at 0000 hrs
Bangalore : Internet giant Yahoo today announced the launch of 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.

Every morning and night, Yahoo News Digest delivers a summarized version of the top foreign 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 definitive 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 important 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 Google 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. Unlike other homescreen widgets, the Yahoo News Digest widget keeps track of the digests that users have read.

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