Teen Nick D’Aloisio Sells App to Yahoo for $30 Million (Video) | The Next Mark Zuckerberg!?

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Nothing makes people want to get into a controversial uproar than when a 17-year-old kid gets handed $30 million for an amateur phone app. Judging by the comments to this video, everyone seems to be torn between wanting to thumbs up the British boy or flick off the first person to congratulate him!

While I am a bit miffed that he’s helping the world become even more illiterate and lazy by bullet-pointing pages worth of news that a hard-working writer took the time to research and find for him, I do believe he has some brains and isn’t merely a lazy-ass brat like most kids are in the U.S. these days.

Fun Fact about Nick D’Aloisio: His first app created was when he was just a pubescent teen. At the angsty age of twelve, he created a an app called the Fingermill, a treadmill for your fingers. Clue number one that this kid isn’t a simpleton: He agrees that idea was utter trash.

Fun Fact # 2: His idea for the summary app came from him studying for the General Certificate of Secondary Education. Desiring a quicker and more relaxed way to suck down pages of info, he developed Trimit an app that summarized long texts into no more than 1,000 characters. Later, that same app was renamed Summly, which condenses entire pages into a few bullet points.

Go children of the future! Maybe there’s hope for inventing our way out of debt yet! But too bad most of you will be too illiterate to help the cause. Big Brother is surely cackling on the other side of the horizon as we lead the nation to become controllable cows…

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