But this time the spotlight is shining on the other side of the pond. He was just 15 years old. It had deals with online publishers, including News Corp. Not bad for a high school student. Mayer, the former Google Inc. She has snapped up a number of promising mobile start-ups as much for their personnel as for the innovation.
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This week his bet paid off. I thought of the idea of Summly in March or April I was 15 years old and I was revising for some kind of history exam.
But he won't be moving to the company's California headquarters just yet … because he wants to finish his A-levels. Nick D'Aloisio, from Wimbledon, south London, created the app, called Summly — which provides bite-sized summaries of content from news and other sites — a little over a year ago from his bedroom and now joins an elite group of teenagers who have become internet millionaires. D'Aloisio, who is still too young to be a director of his own firm, said he had begun tinkering with apps for mobile devices as a hobby and had not expected to profit from it. The money from the sale of the business will go into a trust fund, although he said he does intend to get a new computer, as well as some new trainers.