Gizmodo Made Whiz Kid Cry

    MUNICH, GERMANY - JANUARY 23:  Nick D'Aloisio, founder of Summly, speaks during the Digital Life Design conference (DLD) at HVB Forum on January 23, 2012 in Munich, Germany. DLD (Digital - Life - Design) is a global conference network on innovation, digital, science and culture which connects business, creative and social leaders, opinion-formers and investors for crossover conversation and inspiration.  (Photo by Nadine Rupp/Getty Images)

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    Who knew Nick D’Aloisio was such a softie? When Yahoo recently bought his news app Summly for a reported $30 million, the 17-year-old Brit probably wasn’t thinking about all the sweat, blood, and tears it took to launch the damn thing two years ago. But a quick Google search of D’Aloisio reveals he was so desperate to get publicity for another startup that he had a full-blown tantrum in a slew of emails to Gizmodo, which then featured his app as the worst app of the week. The writer didn't know he was a mere child. “I feel like crying I'm that disappointed.” D’Aloisio wrote. And in his umpteenth message: “Please…don’t destroy my livelihood.” Good thing that’s all ancient history.

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