On Day 2 of the CES 2014 event, Yahoo’s CEO Marissa Mayer has announced some new products – Yahoo News Digest, Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food to its content generating lineup. Along with these new products, Yahoo also announced that it had acquired dynamic Android launcher, Aviate.
Yahoo News Digest app provides the summary of latest news twice a day by using its own algorithms, currently for iPhone and iPod Touch only via notification alert once in the morning and then in the evening.
Nick D’Aloisio, product manager at Yahoo’s mobile and emerging products stated in the blog post,
“We’ve taken summarisation to the next level with News Digest, by algorithmically and editorially selecting the important articles and using multi-document summarisation to identify the key ‘bits and pieces of information’.”
The same Nick Aloisio, who built the Summly app and later it has been acquired by Yahoo. He is the key part of the latest transformation of the app. Yahoo uses the new kind of multi-document summarisation algorithm to find the important bits of the information such as maps, articles, infographics, Wikipedia extracts, photos and videos and calls it as “Atoms.” Yahoo! News Digest app already entered the iOS App Store for download.
Yahoo also recruited some biggest names in US media to generate original contents and boost its new products Yahoo Tech and Yahoo Food, which not only provides original contents, but also aggregates the contents from other sources with no-display ads.