I wanted to gain familiarity with python and the BeautifulSoup module for extracting content from websites.
NewsFlash extracts top headlines from the NYTimes and BBC World sites, cleans the data and bundles it all into an HTML E-mail that it then sends directly to your inbox.
Rather than having to navigate to both sites and deal with popups, ads and subscription issues, you can just have an overview of the news delivered directly to your inbox.
- Extracts Top News Headlines at Runtime
- Uses AlchemyAPI to extract top News Keywords
- Formats HTML E-mail with scrollable lists for quick review
- E-mails You The Quickly-Scannable Report
Technical Details & Takeaways
Writing this script was a great introduction to Python and BeautifulSoup. I found Python easy to work with.
BeautifulSoup was especially easy and fun to use.