Squash - Text summarization app v1.5 for Android with one-click "Current Events" summarization
07/11/2013

Software995 releases Squash Text Summarization app v1.5 with enhanced main article identification algorithm and one-click "Current Events" summarizer

Online PR News – 11-July-2013 – Palo Alto, CA--(July 9, 2013) – Software995 announces the availability of its Squash Text Summarization app on the Google (NASDAQ: GOOG) Play store with an improved main article identification algorithm and a new "Current Events" summarizer. Squash's updated main article identification algorithm substantially improves summarization of web pages containing extraneous material such as advertisements, comments, and promotional material. The "Current Events" tool generates a quick summary of the current top news stories.

Squash summarizes content shared by Android apps such as Google's Gmail and Internet apps. Users can easily share Squash summaries with other apps such as Google Messaging and Facebook (NASDAQ: FB).

Squash is currently the only text summarization app available for Android. On March 25, 2013, Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ: YHOO) acquired Summly for an estimated $30 million. Nearly one month later, Google acquired text summarization app Wavii for an estimated $30 million on April 23, 2013. Both apps were subsequently removed from the Google Play store.

Lengthy news articles, emails, blog posts and web pages are difficult to read on smart phones. Content is often formatted for viewing on a large screen. Smartphone users must perform a combination of tedious zoom and scroll operations to navigate the text. Advertisements interrupt the text flow. Squash is today's solution. It makes it possible for the smartphone user to quickly digest key concepts in content that was designed to be viewed on a larger screen. Squash presents the user with a synopsis that is short, easy to read, and formatted specifically for the user's screen. It can even read the summary aloud.

Squash's summarization algorithm employs a unique combination of multivariate statistics and natural language processing that is remarkably fast. Squash can often generate a webpage summary faster than it takes a user to load a webpage and its accompanying graphics and advertising in their browser.

About Software995 Inc.: Software995 is best known for Pdf995, a free PDF creation tool. Pdf995 was developed by Software995 in 2001 and has been downloaded over 50 million times.

Please visit www.squash995.com or https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.software995.squash for information about Squash and to download it free.

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