Yahoo Mail Desktop Adds Personalized News Stream

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Yahoo announced the launch of a personalized, real-time news stream with news summaries in the desktop version of Yahoo Mail. This was made available on the mobile version earlier this year.

The stream includes top stories across different categories, with summaries, which are enabled by the technology from Summly, which Yahoo acquired last year.

"The newstream is fast, fluid and intuitive to use," says senior director of product management Raj Ramaswamy. "To read more about a topic, simply click on the article to launch the article summary. To see the full article, you can click on the 'Read More' link that will take you to the complete, original story. And if you’d like to save or share an article, hover over it and click the mail icon on the right side to email it to yourself."

"Email and news are two of the most important daily habits for our users and we’ve been hard at work to bring the two experiences closer," says Ramaswarmy.

To access the news stream, just click the news icon in the left-hand corner of Yahoo Mail any time.

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