Verizon shows Yahoo News Digest, a finite news app, the door
The Yahoo News Digest, a modern relic of the ancient time of finite news (a.k.a. a newspaper), is being sent to the app graveyard.
The brainchild of a British teenager who sold it to Yahoo for $30 million in 2013, the Yahoo News Digest app found favor from users for its simplicity and strict curation. Twice per day, the app would present users with a streamlined list of eight global stories collected by algorithms and humans, and when you finished, you were finished. At its launch, The Verge called it "one of the best-looking, and most quietly provocative, newsreading apps we have seen in some time."