Oct 21, 2021

British entrepreneur sells company to Twitter

British entrepreneur Nick D'Aloisio, who sold the mobile app Summly to Yahoo for $30m at the age of 17, has sold his latest company to Twitter. The Sphere group chat app was founded by Mr D'Aloisio and Tomas Halgas. Mr D'Aloisio said he found himself drawn to the community aspect of the app which brought strangers interested in the same topics together. "A lot of the messenger apps that exist are catered toward groups that already know each other, but with Sphere, the aim was to unlock new dynamics and bring together people around the world with shared interests." "It's not only a hugely interesting problem, but also a necessity."All groups have the potential to become genuine communities.

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