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Nick D'Aloisio did not have a typical 17th birthday: instead of celebrating with friends and family, he was busy launching the second edition of his popular iPhone app, Summly. While most 17-year-olds are worried about SATs and prom, D'Aloisio has kept busy by creating a news summarization app with over $1 million in financial backing.

Summly uses an algorithm to summarize news stories from the largest news organizations. The summaries are designed to fit a mobile screen perfectly.

"We worked very hard to create the user interface," D'Aloisio tells The Daily Ticker, "but equally, the technology is very robust

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i love to see young minds doing amazing things, always makes you think about what is to come in the future.

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I hate to see young minds doing amazing things, always makes me realise how much I suck.

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Pretty AND beautiful? Where do I sign up?

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I hate to see young minds doing amazing things, always makes me realise how much I suck.

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This is what I was about to say! I'm like "man, I didn't do anything cool like that, and now it's too late" :laugh:

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I use Pulse but it's not as clean and slick as a lot of people say it is. It would be good if this app gets onto Google Play so I can give it a whirl.

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I've always wanted friends my age who could code with me at all. :/

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Hmm.... looks pretty nice, but I don't have an iPhone to try it out. From just the looks of it, I'd say it looks a little over designed. A little too much eye candy and not enough content, but I'd have to play with it to know for sure. There are a lot of alternatives out there, but to be built by a 17 year old is quite impressive. At 17 I was writing apps to make the mouse bounce around the screen to screw with my CS teacher. Makes me feel pretty useless now, haha. I signed up for the Android notification so I'll try it out when it hits that platform. I suspect the higher screen resolution will lend itself well to the app's ability to display the eye candy alongside the content better.

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Sorry Hum, beat you to it by just over two weeks:

http://www.neowin.ne...p-store-charts/

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