Yahoo News Digest
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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.
Let us know your thoughts here: https://yahoo.uservoice.com/forums/236000
What's New in Version 1.7.3
Bug fixes and performance improvements.
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.
Topics - Good, Left-leaning Journalism - Bad
This app does bring a variety of news stories that have relevance (generally) to what's going on within the country and the world as a whole. The unfortunate downside, objective journalism is a myth. These stories generally have a left-leaning, pro-Obama slant. It seems anytime the president speaks, he's given an opportunity to be featured as a "relevant" story here. On the other side, who is Matt Bai and why do we care about his pro-Hillary stories. I just now skip all of his biased articles and the connection Yahoo seems to be driving here. In general, everyone should get a mix of journalism that gets outside their comfort zone, and Yahoo seems to be doing this more and more for me. If we all just stay within our little boxes, how are we supposed to relate to those that have a different point of view? Too much polarization going on, which is why we have the worst group of presidential candidates running. Be smart about your news and do some research. You'll find many slanted news organizations.
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.
- Category: News
- Updated: Jun 06, 2015
- Version: 1.7.3
- Size: 53.0 MB
- Apple Watch: Yes
- Language: English
- Seller: Yahoo! Inc.
- © 2015 Yahoo Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.