The Washington Post

TechBit: Yahoo news digest app helps you quickly catch up

Yahoo’s latest news app makes use of the ideas and tech it picked up when it acquired the news aggregator Summly. Packaged in a slick, easy-to-read format, the app pulls the top stories of the day and can send push notifications to let you know when your digest is ready. The app also pulls video, Wikipedia articles, Twitter updates and maps to add context to the summaries, as well as links to the original content.

Competing with Circa and other news-digest apps, Yahoo is aiming for a more curated approach by limiting which stories get top billing. There is a spot for “extra news,” but it isn’t very customizable. Still, if you just want to quickly catch up, this app boils it all down for you — and even rewards you with a trivia treat when you’re done reading. Free, for iOS devices

Hayley Tsukayama

Hayley Tsukayama covers consumer technology for The Washington Post.


Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read


Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
It's in the details: Five ways to enhance your kitchen makeover
Play Videos
Drawing as an act of defiance
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Border collies: A 'mouse trap' for geese on the National Mall
Play Videos
Bao: The signature dish of San Francisco
This man's job is binge-watching for Netflix
What you need to know about Planned Parenthood
Play Videos
How to save and spend money at college
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
Europe's migrant crisis, explained

To keep reading, please enter your email address.

You’ll also receive from The Washington Post:
  • A free 6-week digital subscription
  • Our daily newsletter in your inbox

Please enter a valid email address

I have read and agree to the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.

Please indicate agreement.

Thank you.

Check your inbox. We’ve sent an email explaining how to set up an account and activate your free digital subscription.