Yahoo today brings some major revamps to its iOS app with deep integration of Summly acquisition, along with redesigned article pages. The update comes just less than a month’s time when Yahoo acquired Summly. While digging a bit deeper, and taking you in the history, Summly is the news summary app which was launched by D’Aloisio when he was 16 and was acquired by Yahoo for $30 million.
Here is how Yahoo defines the changes:
The new Yahoo! mobile app is also smarter, using Summly’s natural-language algorithms and machine learning to deliver quick story summaries. We acquired Summly less than a month ago, and 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. Because searching for great content is also core to the Yahoo! experience, we’ve also improved the search experience with better video and image search.
The Yahoo app for iOS is currently available to users in the US only and it can be downloaded via Apple App Store.
— marissamayer (@marissamayer) April 22, 2013