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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

"I'm not the one with the billing problem "

What do you Yahoo's do with those Email Addresses you have
collected since before "Geeks"we're tripping over themselves?
How disconnected of a moron are you striving to become? Why does Yahoo make a bill into a problem?
Is Yahoo the only corporate entity that waits for a customer to finally decide the day has come, we can turn him down for that "free" Yahoo News Digest App he's always wanted, because there's a bill problem. I somehow downloaded a song perhaps from "I-Tunes"before Apple could download my last $3.00 off my debt card. I get $3.00 is $3.00, c'mon neither one can send out an Email? Does Yahoo enjoy being Apples lap dog? Don't they have enough bill problems of their own? No it appears these two captains of the Internet have become "bill monitors", let's face it,the only rule of corporate that matters first and foremost is:"Full payment before receiving products and/or services".Like most people who pay bills, include the $3.00 orphans so as to avoid this kind of mis-appropriation of time. This reeks of corporate trying to micro-manage every last decision to death. How hard would a finance company laugh if you presented this business model as a viable start-up? If you two geniuses read this review, shoot me an Email, but check with Google for my Email address, if not Wikileaks has it. Did Apple/Yahoo withhold agree app as leverage? That's pathetic.

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.

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
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.7.3
  • Size: 53.0 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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