According to a post at TechCrunch, Yahoo News with over 44 million unique visitors a month is testing new design, Looks like they aee trying to Know If a user is getting bored easily or not.
According to Alan Warms, Yahoo’s VP GM of News, this feature incorporates the Buzztracker technology that Yahoo acquired last year.
This beta version have some interesting features like from where the user is originated, Like if a reader is coming from Digg or Yahoo Buzz, only five paragraphs of their news stories will be shown initially, with the related links prominently featured (Yahoo figures that these readers are more likely to click through to new stories, and are less concerned with reading the full article).
However, Readers who visit Yahoo News directly will be shown the full articles by default, and there will be an option for all readers to automatically show full articles.
Looks like a great move to me !!