Another rags to riches story

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Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook

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Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerburg… and now this kid.

Is there any chance this story is true? Sorry, but this silly story makes even less sense than the Microsoft and Facebook story. While there are some brilliant kids out there, just the concept of this app makes no sense. So what is the purpose of staging this story?

Perhaps it is to give people the illusion that there is a level playing field, and the giants of industry will reward innovation and good ideas. To me, the opposite is true. The big duopolies are in collusion, and innovators are robbed, pilfered, and bankrupted. Crony capitalism is what’s really at play, and a fake media story is all it takes to deflect from that sad reality.

Teenager in need of £18m? There’s a Yahoo app for that Guardian.co.uk/technology/2013/mar/25/summly-sold-yahoo-teenage-creator…

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