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Yahoo News Digest

By Yahoo

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Get in the know in no time.

Yahoo News Digest provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news. Digests are delivered twice a day - once in the morning and once in the evening. All the top stories are summarized and presented with the key information that you need to stay on top of what’s happening.

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.

Yahoo News Digest makes your reading experience comprehensive, effortless, and complete, and is customized for both iPhone and iPad. If you get your News Digest on an iPad, you’ll also enjoy a weekly Katie Couric video show, the ability to customize when you receive your news and, in the US edition, extra news categories called Sections which include atomized stories on a whole range of topics.

We are committed to building the best mobile experience and are interested in your feedback.

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What's New in Version 1.5.5

Bug fixes and enhancements to improve user experience


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Customer Reviews


Don't be fooled by the positive reviews this app should be named 'News for Dummies'. Get this, they featured a video with Katie Couric explaining the CES show in Vegas - it was nothing more than pure promotion using clips of parent company movies injected every 5 seconds to say things like "... nope, we don't mean this (showing the movie)" all while talking to you as if you are a three year old. Learned nothing of importance about the CES (unless you think words like 'gadget' & phrases like 'bigger is better' are informative) and the entire video could have been literally parred down to 10 seconds is salient information. The majority of news links are decorated as legit but are really just advertising promotions. Click on "Did Apple just show us the future" and you get an article telling you absolutely NOTHING except a wind up to get you to subscribe to The Motley Fool - they leave up the URL too and you can plainly see in most of them the words 'promotion' / 'advertisement'. The majority of links are phony bull like this but nowhere does it mention advert except buried in the URL. A corporate shill app with dubious reviews - please download, verify and then leave an honest review to stop nonsense apps like these.

Great layout and interface; terrible material

Immediately I loves using the digest interface. I don't have time to skim through and find interesting articles on a full news site. I like the digest version. I like how simple an short each article is. I can handle 8 or 9 articles. What I have noticed over the week I've used this app is how terrible the writing is. From the headlines to the conclusions there is no connection or balance. Many of the articles just seem like space fillers. The headline seems interesting so I open the article and read something slightly related but has completely missed the mark. This doesn't just happen on occasional articles but multiple times with each issue. I think Yahoo is on to something here, but if they don't start performing better they will lose in this arena as well.

Interest: A "5" Must Self-Rate Experience

The app with use is a "5" must self-rate experience. The twice per day news levels format has an equal mixed news summary that drives your interest in the topics and the sorted information that's so precisely organized. I can get information quickly and it's easy and interesting to explore. The Yahoo News Digest is designed to be attention-getting to you and to keep you coming back. Its very unique leading design has a good balance of text, graphics, videos, and colors throughout the app. The screens have the right amount of information. It's easy to explore and find my way around. I would highly recommend this app to a friend or colleague.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: News
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2014
  • Version: 1.5.5
  • Size: 25.8 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Yahoo! Inc.

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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