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17-year-old startup Millionaire

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by abhi007, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. abhi007

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    Very awesome. You just have to be dedicated. Working your ass off will pay off. Very cool though :)
     
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    That app is overrated and overpriced if u ask anyone who knows about apps.It realy doesnt make sense because for the same amount yahoo could have gotten a great app made but to each hes own i guess....just another show of how dumb coorperate networks are.
     
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    oh really but why you hate?
     
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    Its facts he told.

    Quite overpriced for app, they could get kickass app for like $10k Lol
    I dont know whats behind this story and 30mils , hard to tell what they saw there that is worth 30mils
     
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    The kid IS a BlackHat. He could easily have paid for reviews and ratings, gone to a sucker and psychologically dominated a negotiation,and then suckered other people into using the app. The only reason why he succeeded was BECAUSE he knew how to find a sucker. Now Yahoo (again another sucker) is impressed by his work. The app itself started off piss poor, but only recently has it even become something. So it goes to show you, a good BlackHat strategy and some sucker investors and you can make a shit ton of cash.
     
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    I was under the impression AI is difficult to develop. Could be part of the reason yahoo paid so much.

    Also I said it in the other thread and I'll repeat it here. The BEST part of the story was that gizmodo made fun of this guy and his app 2 years ago.

    Guess who's laughing now?

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  8. abhi007

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    gizmodo cant even play catch up now guy is a millionaire
     
  9. ADHD-Dude

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    He bought the AI from SRI International the guys that build Siri for Apple