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Google and Facebook battle for 15-year old app whiz kid

The two internet and technology giants are in a battle to win the choice of a 15 year old boy whose app was downloaded a 500 000 times.

The boy, Ben Pasternak wrote a simple game application which stormed the internet since its release. It was released in October. He called the game ‘impossible rush’.

His app overtook giants Google, Twitter and Vine in download. When the players of Ben’s game were asked about their opinions, they said the game was addictive, probably a reason for its good performance in the app store.

The department of internship at Facebook invited the whizz kid for a tour of company’s headquarters in California. A vice president of google is said to have asked Ben to join google. Google and MIT sponsor an event called Hack Generation Y, for young entrepreneurs. This year 450 people have been accepted to take part in this event and Ben is said to be one of them. The event will be taking place this weekend. In the event, participants who are usually high school students are challenged to come out with a product within 36 hours.

The lead organizer of the event, Michael Matias said Ben Pasternak was a young entrepreneur and a clearly ambitious kid. He added that Ben has shown the world that age was just a number.

Ben comes from Sydney, Australia. He created the iPhone game in collaboration with another teenager from Chicago.  Ben is currently working on another app which he calls ‘one’. He said the app will bring all social media feeds into a single app. According to him, there was no better feeling than seeing people use your creations.


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