If you want to have an easier time not only in finding the news that specifically interest you, but also in getting down rapidly to the relevant points that each one contains, a new mobile app called Clipped helps you get there.
"Clipped's patent pending algorithm turns articles and documents into bullet point summaries."
More specifically: "Clipped analyzes text grammatically to extract the most important information from an article. The algorithm identifies sentence structures statisitically, and graphically determines predicate-subject relationships to generate the best bullet-point summaries possible. Plus, Clipped re-reads all of its own summaries to make sure they make sense."
Clipped also includes a summarized search engine to facilitate finding of summaries on whatever topic.
The tool has been programmed and designed by Tanay Tandon, a 15 year-old entrepreneur who created Clipped out of his own need for reading evidence files in a debate class faster.
If you are wondering in which ways Clipped may differ from rthe ecently launched Summly app, here's the rap: "...Clipped’s algorithm is more grammatically focused and can be scaled to books, legal documents, and research papers. Instead of limiting the algorithm by looking for keywords in news articles, Clipped says it’s more focused on larger information analysis and comprehension experiment."
Free to use.
N.B.: In addition to its mobile apps, Clipped has also released a Chrome plug-in and a browser bookmarklet for Safari, Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer, allowing users to summarize webpages in bullet point form.
Find out more: http://www.clipped.me/
Clipped ofr iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clipped/id583616193?ls=1&mt=8
Clipped for Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tandon.clipped
Clipped for Chrome: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/clipped/khpdkdolpjadkjmkamooilpiihccmhnb
(Thanks to Giuseppe Mauriello for bringing it to my attention)