Tomorrow, Yahoo will be joining in the celebration of International Women’s Day.
This year’s theme, Inspiring Change, which focuses on key areas of development such as greater awareness of women’s equality, more women in science, engineering and tech and more women in senior leadership roles, fits perfectly with Yahoo’s culture and vision: to create a workplace for all Yahoos, driven by innovation and excellence, and regardless of gender.
Yahoo is a clear example of where women are now leading the way in industries such as tech - far from the gendered stereotypes of the past. Dotted throughout our offices worldwide, we count on many strong and innovative women to drive our business and make the worlds daily habits more inspiring and entertaining. From our senior leadership team and across every function, diversity and inspiring change is a way of life at Yahoo.
We think it is the inclusive and empowering culture here at Yahoo that makes it a great place for Yahoos to work. But don’t just take it from us, hear it from some of the women driving our business across EMEA…
By Nick D’Aloisio, Product Manager, Mobile and Emerging Products
These days, catching up with the day’s news can be overwhelming - especially on mobile devices where you’re trying to find information quickly and are on the move. That’s why today, we’re excited to introduce the UK edition of Yahoo News Digest for iPhone and iPod touch.
Yahoo News Digest delivers all the top news for a UK audience twice a day, right to your mobile device. Our Digests provide a definitive summary of all the need-to-know news so you can stay on top of what’s happening. To help you get informed quickly, our stories are generated from multiple sources and are assembled from essential ‘bits and pieces’ of information which we call “atoms”.
The atomic units aren’t all text and include maps, infographics, stock tickers, Wikipedia extracts, videos, photos, quotes and more. We’ve just launched two new atoms in this version; weather and statistics. The digest itself is algorithmically produced but editorially curated demonstrating the perfect blend of technology and journalism.
Getting the news in the morning and evening has been a daily habit since the invention of the printing press. So has reading a newspaper from front to back page. We wanted Yahoo News Digest to bring back that sense of completion and conclusiveness. When you get to that last page, you can put the newspaper down knowing you are ‘in the know’.
With Summly, we learned that people don’t necessarily have the time to read a lengthy article, especially on a small mobile screen. By giving powerful algorithmic summaries, we found that people actually read more content when it was boiled down to the most important bits. I believe the idea of modularized units, or “atoms”, is the next step in summarization and perfect for mobile devices.
I’m proud to bring this product home to the UK!
Introducing the UK edition of Yahoo News Digest