Yahoo integrates story summarizing Summly into iPhone

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 16:26

Sydney: Yahoo has released an iPhone app that weaves in story summarising software, which the Internet giant purchased a British schoolboy for 30 million dollars.

The Yahoo app was made available in the United States for use on iPhones and iPod.

According to, the new app uses natural-language algorithms and machine learning from freshly-acquired Summly "to deliver quick story summaries".

Yahoo announced in March that it bought the Summly app created by 17-year-old Nick D`Aloisio of Britain, but did not disclose the purchase price.

The app, which cut downs long web articles to tweet-length summaries, received positive reviews from tech blogs; racked up tens of thousands of downloads, and caught the attention of investors.


First Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 - 16:26

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