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Summly: Teenager launches top-selling news app

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A smartphone app which provides summaries of news stories soared to number nine in Apple’s app store just two hours after its release in the US. The app, called Summly, was designed by 17-year-old Londoner Nick D’Aloisio, and has received more than $1m in funding from investors. High-profile supporters include Stephen Fry, Tech City CEO Joanna Shields and Newscorp owner Rupert Murdoch. However some early reviewers have described the app as “confusing”. ”Navigation unclear,” wrote Oliver Devereux on the app store’s review page, while another described it as “quite unintuitive”. Read the full story at The BBC.

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Shelly Palmer is the host of NBC Universal’s Live Digital with Shelly Palmer, a weekly half-hour television show about living and working in a digital world. He is Fox 5′s (WNYW-TV New York) Tech Expert and the host of United Stations Radio Network’s, MediaBytes, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment.