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Yahoo brings Summly powered news browser to Android

by On May 1, 2013

yahoo Yahoo has finally brought their integrated news summary app, powered by Summly, from iOS to Android. The Summly powered Yahoo app had been available for iOS for some time now, but as of last week Yahoo has made their app available through the Google Play Store. Summly is a fairly recent acquisition for Yahoo having originally been bought from Hong Kong business mogul Li Ka-shing for around $30 milllion during March this year. Yahoo2 The Summly concept was originally birthed in Austriala by a teenager in 2011. Since then it has become world renowned for its analytical system of reducing text content into 1000, 500, and 140 character summaries. This is ideal for today’s mobile devices because we only require a summary worth of text when browsing our news. With Summly integrated into the Yahoo news app Android users can now streamline their news browsing experience. Summly summaries on the Yahoo app will be condensed to 400 characters which will give you a head line and just enough information to decide whether to read more or move on. The Yahoo Android app has debuted at version 1.0 and has had a strong showing so far. The Yahoo App sports endlessly streamed news videos, the summarized stories powered by Summly, the ability to customize the topics that you want to hear about, integrated access to email, Twitter, and Facebook as well as a new search engine revamped for image and video searches. Yahoo claims that the more frequently that the app is used the more relevant it will become to you. If you are already a Yahoo user then this is what you have been waiting for as an Android user as well. If you’re not a Yahoo user then you have nothing to lose by giving it a shot. You can download the new Yahoo app from the Google Play store for free. Source- The Verge

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