Yahoo's News Digest App Reaches Android Today
Yahoo said its Yahoo News Digest application will make the jump from iOS to Android today. Yahoo first announced News Digest at the Consumer Electronics Show in January. News Digest delivers news in small chunks twice per day (8a and 6p). The app lets users customize the news items they want to receive, and delivers them to the phone automatically. Rather than seek long periods of active engagement, the idea behind News Digest is to provide concise summaries that users can digest quickly, allowing them to move on to other things. It is based on technology acquired by Yahoo when it purchased Sumly. In addition to arriving on Android for the first time, Yahoo is expanding the availability of News Digest for iOS outside the U.S. The app is free to download from the iTunes App Store and Google Play Store. The new iOS version is already available, but the Android version has yet to go live.
Yahoo Revamps Mobile Apps and Home Page
Yahoo today unveiled a redesigned home page on the web and new, corresponding apps for Android and iOS devices. Yahoo said the new design should make news and other content easier to find, read, and share.
Microsoft's Garage Team Brings News Pro App to iPhone
Microsoft has released News Pro for iOS devices, a news- and article-aggrating app that delivers "hyper-relevant" news to users based on their interests. In the same vein as Apple News, Pro News from Microsoft allows users to select from more than one million topics to receive catered results.
Google News to Highlight Local Sources
Google has updated its Google News product across all platforms with improved visibility of locally-sourced stories. The local source tag in Google News highlights local news outlets that have covered large, national news stories.
Sony Debuts News Suite App for Android Phones
Sony today announced News Suite, a free news app for Android handsets. The app is a dramatically overhauled version of Sony's older SocialLife app.