BARCELONA, Spain -- At MWC 2014 I managed to sit down with former Summly founder and recent A-level Yahoo hire Nick D'Aloisio. He spoke to me hot on the heels of Yahoo bringing its News Digest app to iOS device users in the UK. Edited automatically by brainy software but curated by real, live people, Yahoo's graphically flashy mobile application apparently still needs a human touch. I just hope things stay that way. … Read more
Mayer met with the teenage D'Aloisio in recent weeks, unnamed sources told All Things D. The app uses an algorithm to pull out relevant information from news articles and turns them into neat paragraphs that fit on an iPhone screen, while also linking to the full article.
CNET has contacted both Yahoo and Summly for comment, and we'll update if we hear back.
Summly would be an attractive … Read more
Even in a Silicon Valley flush with young college dropouts, 16-year-old Summly CEO Nick D'Aloisio's age is still an attention grabber.
And despite his age, or maybe because of it, he's perfectly comfortable with reincarnating his product -- technology that can automatically summarize information -- as needed. D'Aloisio's company released a news reading app today that summarizes news articles, creating a sort of CliffsNotes for the news, for the iPhone.
It'll be the second time the London-based teenager has repackaged his product, and this time he did it because he feels like the consumption … Read more