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Teen Downloads Billionth iPhone App

Congratulations Connor Mulcahey, you just won a place in the tech hall of fame! The 13-year-old from Connecticut downloaded the billionth application for the iPhone today, winning tens of thousands of dollars in Apple hardware and software. Mulcahey downloaded a free application called Bump, which lets iPhone users exchange contact info by bumping fists. Apps for the iPhone and iPod Touch have soared in popularity—the company has launched over 35,000 since first offering them nine months ago. Apple makes 30 cents for each application sold, the same rate they rake in from recording artists.