This Teenager Just Made $30 Million, What Have You Done?


Nick D'Aloisio who developed the smartphone news app Summly, poses for a photograph in central LondonYahoo just bought the app Summly from a 17 year old British student for a cool $30 million dollars. The App’s been active for only 4 months on the iPhone before Yahoo swooped in. The app takes news stories and renders them into straight chunks of text making them more readable on a phone, it turns articles into 400 character blurbs.

The app has celebrity backers like Yoko Ono, Ashton Kutcher, Stephen Fry, and Rupert Murdoch. The App game is like drilling for digital gold.

Read more at reuters.com.

35 comments
Impostor
Impostor

Made a hit list of Teenagers with $30million.

The Nature Boy
The Nature Boy

from the looks of him that app was called grindr

FanBoy1
FanBoy1

I worked on feeding my family on my ever shrinking budget. without the help of Foodstamps or EBT. ( I know I am the minority)

bmqq316
bmqq316

Two things...Jack & Shit

BadNewsJeff
BadNewsJeff

Now he can afford to fix the windows in his apartment.  Looks like there's an easterly breeze blowing through.

Aria Taint
Aria Taint

At least the kid got his life together after some old queen bought him a sandwich and wanted to "just talk".

 

elephant_droid
elephant_droid

Aren't the tax rates about 85% or some insane percentage on the rich in England?

FLpro
FLpro

And I was proud of my son for taking out the garbage?

cigarsNscotch
cigarsNscotch

That's one way to get laid a lot in High School.

deliciousv
deliciousv

Because of British tax rates he now owes 47 million in taxes

DjKB
DjKB

I can still beat him up! So There!

Henduey
Henduey

Getting ready to rob a 30 millionaire, IT HAD TO BE SAID! (ancestors looking back in shame)

Punk0
Punk0

Not impressed.  I made over 100 million sperm today, and I value life over money.  Sadly, none survived

SarahMcPants
SarahMcPants

What a cute little pretentious gold mine. Maybe I should have nerd babies after all. Make mommy an app or youre grounded.

JonNockels
JonNockels

Ashton Kutcher AND Yoko Ono? Well, then it MUST be good!

dirtyleft
dirtyleft

Ive failed at life, thats what Ive done.

ADomeApart
ADomeApart

With that many backers I have to imagine his cut of $30 mil is going to be rather limited.  Still a nice chunk for a 17 year old, I'm sure.

Docintoxicated
Docintoxicated

I give him 3 years before he dies of a drug overdose.

Cosgraves
Cosgraves

Fuck you kid,,, fuck you and are your computer nerd buddies. Hope you lose it all on some new startup

JonNockels
JonNockels

@SarahMcPants do you need help with that?

FLpro
FLpro

@dirtyleft..But you've succeeded at making me laugh! : )

edrooney
edrooney

 @LowKeyMike Ron Bennington turned me around on Yoko.  All he had to say was "That's who John chose."  I never looked at the Yoko "debacle" that way.  If you love John, You have to love Yoko.

FLpro
FLpro

@Cosgraves...don't hate player!? Lol

elephant_droid
elephant_droid

Good one, Cunt.

 

Although you are a nobody, my questions goes back to a IB wire post from a couple weeks ago.

 

Because I put a question mark on the comment, I look like an idiot...or does everything have to be fag this and fag that? That's the way you like it apparently.

SarahMcPants
SarahMcPants

 @JonNockels  No, my husband is a huge nerd, but I can put you on my back up list if you pass a series of tests.

LowKeyMike
LowKeyMike

 @edrooney I like John like anyone else, doesn't mean I have to like who he is affiliated or in a relationship with.  Yoko also was hooking up with John when he was married, turning his back on his wife and kid.   I just think it's dumb to give attention to someone only because they married someone famous

 

I know she also has a "music career", so that could be a possible claim to fame, but I have never heard anyone say 'Let's put on some Yoko'

JonNockels
JonNockels

@SarahMcPants I'll sharpen my pencil.