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Yahoo iPhone App Upgrade

Yahoo bought Summly for $30 million less than a month ago and has already launched its own app using it’s technology.

If you don’t know what Summly is then let me explain. It is a summarisation tool created 3 years ago by a teenager named Nick D’Aloisio which uses a natural language algorithm with machine learning. The new app takes news articles and condenses them down into 400 characters ready for mobile devices.

Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer said:

We’re thrilled to introduce this game-changing technology in our first mobile application, and, with the immersive imagery of our virtually endless newsfeed, the new Yahoo app has both great technology and beautiful design front and center.

The app lets users search for news topics they are interested in and then displays the summarised versions of the articles and is currently only available for iPhone.

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