Marissa Mayer Unveils iPhone App 'Yahoo News Digest' At CES
Posted: January 8, 2014 by Emily Brown
Being chosen to give a keynote speech at this year's Consumer Electronics Show, Yahoo's CEO Marissa Mayer used the floor to introduce an iPhone-meant news service called Yahoo News Digest. She unveiled the app among other future media plans of the company.
What Mayer sees as the "perfect cure to 'TL;DR'" — or "too long; didn't read," syndrome, it will let users be "quickly informed" and keep pace with the big topics of the day by sending out two daily updates (or digests), one in the morning, and one in the evening.
Blending tech and journalism, Yahoo News Digest is based on a news summary app called Summly that Yahoo bought from British teenager Nick D'Aloisio for $30M last year. Today, Nick D'Aloisio is a product manager at Yahoo and as such he joined Mayer onstage to introduce the new service.
However, News Digest is not Yahoo's only effort to bring users ways to consume content. Digital magazines like Yahoo Food and Yahoo Tech will also take part of the Yahoo strategy.
All who are eager to put their hands on the app, Yahoo News Digest is already available for free download at the Apple App Store.