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Yahoo News Digest

By Yahoo

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** App Store Best of 2014 **
** Apple Design Award 2014 Winner **

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.

In addition, we have extended this paradigm for the Apple Watch to deliver top-of-the-hour news bulletins. These bulletins are designed with the Yahoo News Digest's minimalist and modernists attitude. A bulletin begins with a beautiful, geometric poster which signifies the hour using Roman numeral accents, color and diagonal accents. The view is simple with just a graphic and concise headline. The bulletin itself is composed three simple but important screens. We offer the user a two sentence microsummary, a visual piece of information we call an "atom" eg map/stock ticker/stat, and then the ability for the user to speed read further information.

Yahoo News Digest makes your reading experience comprehensive, effortless, and complete, and is customized for both iPhone, iPad and Apple Watch. 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 1.7.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements.


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Customer Reviews

Best news app but needs to add "bad" summary button

I could say a lot about how gorgeous the app is, or about how intuitive the navigation is with just the right amount whimsy, or about how fresh the two-digest a day format is, or about how well-curated the news summaries are (most of the time...I would give 5 stars if the app had a way to alert the app makers when a summary is goofy or just wrong), or how much the extra items included in each story like photos, maps, tweets and Wikipedia entries add to the presentation. I won't say any of that, but I could. What I love the most about the new Yahoo! news app - it delivers actual news! Each day, twice a day, I can rely on it to brief me on the top 9 most important stories of the day in news, politics, business, etc. Not like some other sources like (disappointingly) CNN and (predictably) Drudge that lead with sensational stuff that is more at home on Extra! than the nightly news (does that exist anymore?).
Get it, use it, love it.

Pretty good

As for covering the top news stories, I'd say the app is pretty good. Usually the most covered story/stories are amongst those chosen for inclusion in the app; sometimes, though, I think I detect the usual media bias in emphasizing certain events over others.

The variety of stories chosen is good, the summaries are maybe a little too brief, but the links to further information are fairly well chosen. Normally I don't learn anything new from the actual story that is part of the app, but I frequently do find myself clicking on a link and getting the information I want (and sometimes even extra, which is a real bonus)

So, if you want a very brief overview of the day's main news stories and can tolerate the general left-leaning bias of the media, and if you accept that you'll need to hunt down any really interesting nuggets of information yourself, then this app is for you.

No complaints here

Short concise news bytes is helpful but very limited selection. Usually there is a good variety with a mild media bias. I have no found those mismatched pictures and proofing errors others have mentioned but why I read is because I can get the key elements of the story and move on. If that is what you want this is the app and there is available more selections and details if you want. If you read them all "Did you know" is usually great but you have to read all the articles. The quotes here are great and well worth the app. When it comes to sports I cheat just open and close.

Yahoo News Digest
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
Offers Apple Watch App for iPhone
  • Free
  • Category: News
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  • Version: 1.7.3
  • Size: 29.6 MB
  • Apple Watch: Yes
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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