During its CES keynote, Yahoo announced a new iOS app that it hopes will help people stay informed on the big news of the day. Dubbed News Digest, the app will send out updates twice a day with the big news. The information comes from several different sources and Yahoo calls each individual story an “atom.” The app focuses on all news categories, not just technology.

Each story is created from multiple sources to present the essential bits and pieces of information, known as “Atoms”. Atoms are key quotes, images, videos, stock tickers, maps, infographs, and Wikipedia excerpts among others. These atomic units provide a unique context to the news. Our stories are both algorithmically and hand curated to ensure high quality, and come with a textual summary.

In addition to its new News Digest app, Yahoo also unveiled a new web hub for tech news. The company hopes that Yahoo Tech will make technology news easy for everyone to understand, not just those who are apart of or actively follow the tech industry. Headed by former New York Times tech editor David Pogue, Yahoo’s tech hub is live now at yahoo.com/tech. 

Yahoo’s new News Digest app is also now available on the App Store for free.

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3 Responses to “Yahoo announces News Digest, a new iOS app that provides only essential news stories”

  1. Peter KORTGE says:

    Your Yahoo’s new News Digest app link on the App Store links to Yahoo! Messsenger :-(

    And I can’t find the News Digest app on the Australian App Store – or Is it US only?

    I also couldn’t see any reference to the new app at Yahoo’s Tech Hub ??

  2. I think it’s US only though

  3. Looks like a very interesting app, why is it only available in the US??????