Morning and evening newspapers may be a vanishing breed, but Yahoo! is breathing life into them on the iPhone with the launch of a news summary app for iOS: Yahoo News Digest. The app is the first fruit from Yahoo!'s acquisition last March of Summly, the news-article summarization app developed by UK teenager Nick D'Aloisio, who …
My problem with news stories is not that they are too long to read, but that they have too little information and too much waffle.
no Android version?
Nice to see Yahoo haven't lost their "unique" approach to business.
I already get newsletters that do what I think Yahoo is trying to do. The newsletter comes in, there are article titles listed, with a very brief idea as to what the article might be about. I click on those that I want to read and ignore the rest. With all the changes that Yahoo had done to many of its products, I just don't see the innovation anymore.
The perfect blend of technology and journalism? More like: we spent all this investor money on this kid's idiot app, and because it doesn't really work that well we have to employ people to actually show a result.
We occasionally have internal projects like that, where the deadline is so tight we have to employ people at great expense while the integration/whatever is still being fully worked out. We don't pretend it's the perfect blend of operator and machine, or whatever, we know we're doing it because we haven't had time, or in Yahoo!'s case, because they made another idiot purchase.
Well, someone had to :-)
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