Yahoo Wunderkind Wins Apple Design Award
LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 07: Yahoo! Product Manager Nick D'Aloisio speaks during a keynote address by Yahoo! President and CEO Marissa Mayer at the 2014 International CES at The Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on January 7, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada. CES, the world's largest annual consumer technology trade show, runs through January 10 and is expected to feature 3,200 exhibitors showing off their latest products and services to about 150,000 attendees. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 Updated at 2:45 PM PDT
Eighteen-year-old Nick D'Aloisio won an Apple Design Award for Yahoo News Digest, but his biggest prize was probably selling his company Summly to Yahoo for $33 million last year.
D'Aloisio also became Yahoo's youngest employee at 17, when he joined Yahoo's London office as part of the acquisition, as we previously wrote in Press:Here. Summly's news reading app was then integrated into Yahoo News Digest, which was given the award at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco.
The award is given to exceptional apps that "raise the bar," according to Apple.
D'Aloisio now leads Yahoo News Digest. Last year, Yahoo won the award for its Yahoo Weather app. D'Aloisio tweeted excitedly
about the news and thanked his team for their work.
While the award is nice, it's likely not going to compare to the the $33 million D'Aloisio received for his startup.