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Yahoo iPhone app gets customized story summaries, improved search

Brian Heater

That pricey Summly acquisition is beginning to bear fruit. Yahoo today announced the latest version of its eponymous mobile app, sporting language algorithms and machine learning picked up when it bought the program a little under a month ago. The company's utilizing the technology to help news stories fit better on that little screen or yours, allowing you to further customize the flow of articles to mold to your own reading habits. Signing into your account lets you carrying those changes across devices. Also new in the latest edition of the app is improved search, with a focus on the video and image side of things. The new app is currently available for the iPhone and iPod touch, downloadable through the source link below.

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