When I was 17 years old, I was still trying to figure out how to take the subway to Manhattan by myself from Hollis, Queens much less selling a company I started a few years earlier to one of the best known brands in the country.
The New York Times just did a page one story about a very unusual 17-year-old.
Nick D’Alosio is a young computer software programmer from Manchester, England and he just sold his news-reading app, Summly, to Yahoo this week for a reported $30 million. The app takes long stories and makes them pocket-sized for smartphones. It involves some sort of an algorithmic invention.
Yahoo is trying to reinvent itself as a mobile-first technology company.