Millionaire teen entrepreneur Nick D’Aloisio leaves role at Yahoo for Oxford University

2013 Young Gun will continue to work on Yahoo News Digest app while studying computer science

Nick D’Aloisio, the teenage entrepreneur who sold his news summarising app Summly to Yahoo for an estimated £19m, has decided to leave his role with the tech firm to go to university.

18-year old D’Aloisio, a member of the Young Guns class of 2013, had taken up the role of product manager for the tech firm at the end of last year to manage the app; which after being absorbed by its acquirer was changed to Yahoo News Digest.

Although he will continue to work part-time on Yahoo News Digest, D’Aloisio will now be studying computer science and philosophy at Oxford University.

Since D’Aloisio joined Yahoo, the app has been downloaded over two million times; according to analytics firm Xyo.

Discussing the move, D’Aloisio said:

“I’m excited to simultaneously complete my university degree while continuing part-time to manage Yahoo News Digest – especially at such an exciting time for summarisation, artificial intelligence and wearables.”

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