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Not a news junkie but want to sound like one? Yahoo News Digest is now available for Android devices

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Not a news junkie but want to sound like one? Yahoo News Digest is now available for Android devices
Earlier this year, when 2014 was still wearing diapers, Yahoo took some of the Summly news summary application it had purchased for $30 million (and then shut down) to create Yahoo News Digest for iOS. Regardless of whether Yahoo felt the pressure of doing something with a company it paid $30 million for, making then 17-year old Nick D’Aloisio wealthy, Yahoo News Digest actually fills a need.

The app offers twice a day summaries of the top 8 to 12 stories, designed to give you the information you need to understand what is going on. Today, the Android version of Yahoo News Digest was launched on the Google Play Store, and now Android users can receive summaries of the day's top events at 8am and 6pm every day. Over time, the app remembers the stories you're more interested in, and focuses on the news coming from those categories.

If you're the type of person who needs to have CNN on the television while perusing the AP, Reuters and CNN apps on the  phone, give a wide berth to Yahoo News Digest. On the other hand, if you want to know just enough of the news to be able to contribute to conversations without sounding ignorant, Yahoo News Digest might be your best bet. And now, both iOS and Android users can download and install it on their devices. In addition, Yahoo is adding an International version of the app, along with one for Canadian users.

Yahoo News Digest is now available for Android devices
Yahoo News Digest is now available for Android devices
Yahoo News Digest is now available for Android devices

Yahoo News Digest is now available for Android devices


source: YahooNewsDigest (iOS | Android) via AndroidAuthority

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posted on 08 May 2014, 08:09 2

1. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'd like to meet the CEO. Lunch date ;-)

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:14 2

3. tech2 (Posts: 1787; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Well you only have to spend $610k for that.....oh wait, that was Tim....

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:31 2

5. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Was that the best you can do?

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:43

6. tech2 (Posts: 1787; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Is that a question for Tim ?

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:06

11. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 3224; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


I'm not asking a million dollar question so no.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:12

2. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2680; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


apk please. No gapps currently, cant flash until saturday. :-|

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:25 1

4. DEATHSTROKE9 (Posts: 381; Member since: 09 Nov 2013)


play newsstand > everything else

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:45 1

7. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2680; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Except being a data and resource hog and no widget. Its a not-so-well-implemented google service.

posted on 08 May 2014, 08:53

8. tech2 (Posts: 1787; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


ummmmm......I have the newstand widget on my homescreen right now.

Also, it works flawlessly with my Moto G without consuming much resources, unless by resource u mean data ?

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:04

10. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2680; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Umm... wait sorry! my bad, apparently the nova launcher on my nexus 7 was not showing the widget. Restarted it now. But you see its not as cool as flipboard. Also i'm not wrong about the resources part. Flipboard takes a lot less ram and internet data based on my observations. Its faster too. Anyway.

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:03 1

9. Scott93274 (Posts: 539; Member since: 06 Aug 2013)


It meets my needs perfectly. It sorts news that I care about into categories I define... It actually does consume the most data out of all other apps on my phone, but it's still only 40MB a week, and I'm unable to get anywhere near 2GBs in a month, even if I tried. Yahoo on the other hand, even though I’m logged in on their site, I still get all sorts of “crap” celebrity gossip articles in my feed even though I couldn’t care less about who’s wearing what or sleeping with who. I’m definitely not reading any of those articles and I’m the exclusive user on my computer so it’s not like it’s tracking other people’s activity.

posted on 08 May 2014, 09:10

12. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 2680; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Lol@gossip part. i get loads of spam mails on yahoo mail.

posted on 08 May 2014, 23:11

13. 0xFFFF (Posts: 2047; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


Yahoo! + News = Snooze.

posted on 13 May 2014, 15:17

14. DAvidMM (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 May 2014)


I’ve been using the Hinto.co news service and I really like it.

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