Thursday, July 23, 2015

Yahoo News Digest is Now Compatible with Android Tablets


Yahoo has updated their News Digest app for Android that finally brings support for large screen tablets. The premise of this app is to give you 10 new stories every twelve hours, focusing stories relevant to the UK, US, Canada and international events.

The top Yahoo brass is happy that 40% of all users who have the app installed, access it on a daily basis. The news that Yahoo curates basically give you the gist of a major news item or event. Every story consists of a Yahoo summary, plus several "Atoms," or key quotes, images, videos, Wikipedia excerpts and other material relevant to the story. Since the news on this app is basically a summary each story has close to 10 references, so you can dive deeper into something that rivets you. Twitter also plays apart in the layout with sites such as Cnet, Verge, Reuters all weighing in. The idea is to give you more information than the typical wire service story or single-sourced report.

If you have an Android tablet, give Yahoo News Digest an install and see what all of the hype is about, only on the Good e-Reader App Store.

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