Nick D’Aloisio, the London teenager who sold his app Summly to Yahoo! for $30m last year, has been working on Yahoo’s news reading app.
Speaking at the Consumer Electronic Show yesterday, D’Aloisio said, “Today I announced the product I’ve been working on for the last 9 months called Yahoo News Digest.
“It’s been good to work with a great team at Yahoo on the project and this is the next iteration of what we started with Summly.
“The product provides a definitive summary of all the important, need-to-know news in a highly visual and ‘atomized’ manner.”
“We wanted to give users a sense of “‘completion’ that they have caught up with the day’s news.”
Summly, that won financial backing from celebrities including Ashton Kutcher, Stephen Fry and Yoko, condensed news articles into three key paragraphs that fit onto an iPhone screen. It had been downloaded 1 million times before Yahoo bought it.