“Yahoo has acquired the mobile news gathering start-up Summly, the company announced Monday.
Summly is a mobile reader app that presents summarized news stories in a simple browsing format. While the application was originally created in 2011 by 15-year-old Nick D’Aloisio, the app didn’t officially launch until last November.
The app aims to give readers a “snapshot” of a story on their mobile device so that users can consume content in a quick manner. Basically, the app uses an algorithm to condense the story to a size that fits the screen of the users’ mobile device, so that the user doesn’t have to scroll to continue reading…”Twitter