Yahoo has unveiled a new News Digest app at CES 2014 that aims to quickly inform readers of the most important bits of the day. It pulls in information from several sources, and is picked algorithmically and by hand from Yahoo editors.
News Digest is based on the technology of Summly, an app Yahoo purchased in 2013. Like its predecessor, News Digest comes with a textual summary for each story, including key information, pictures, and quotes from a variety of sources.
Unlike most news apps, News Digest doesn't want you checking back every two minutes. It will deliver you the most important news twice a day. Yahoo's goal with the app is to “give users a daily source of news that they are missing today”.
"Remember waking up to the local morning news? Coming home to the evening news? Reading a newspaper from front to back page? These formats have been daily habits since the invention of the television and the printing press," Yahoo wrote in a blog post. "We wanted Yahoo News Digest to revisit a content format that when read, led you to a sense of completion and conclusiveness, much like reading the newspaper did."
The Yahoo News Digest app is now available on the App Store for iPhone and iPod Touch.