News app Summly’s blockbuster sale to Yahoo shows how the smartphone rules


having computers reduce news to handy digests is not, by itself, a revolution. Yahoo itself has long sent automated news reports on fantasy football game results to team owners. Rather, the rise of Summly highlights how much the future of news and information is being shaped around the peculiar features of smartphones, which are small, perpetually online and rarely far from the restless hands of their owners.

News app Summly’s blockbuster sale to Yahoo shows how the smartphone rules

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