Yahoo! launches News Digest for Android

Posted May 8, 2014

Yahoo! has launched its News Digest app for Android devices and expanded the iOS version of the service for worldwide use. The app provides a news round-up twice a day. It launched initially to iOS users in the U.S. and the U.K. Yahoo! News Digest is based on Summly, a startup that Yahoo! acquired last year by British teenager Nick D?Aloisio.

Yahoo! News Digest is now available in four editions: the U.S. and U.K. versions of the app and new editions for Canada and the rest of the world.

D?Aloisio said that 40% of users that downloaded the app in the U.S. and U.K. use the app every day, which is why the app expanded to other places. He did not share how many downloads the app hit in the two countries though.