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19-Year-Old Tech Pro Wants to Revolutionize News, Will Drop Out of School If Necessary

Mr. Meyer demos Fresco for us at a WeWork coworking space downtown. (Photo by Jordyn Taylor)

John Meyer isn’t sure if he’ll go back to school in the fall.

Currently finishing up his freshman year at NYU’s Polytechnic School of Engineering, the 19-year-old’s course load hasn’t taught him much he didn’t already know. After all, Mr. Meyer’s been developing apps — some of them hugely successful — since the App Store launched in 2008, and has been using his earnings to support himself since his sophomore year of high school.

Now, he’s certain his latest project — a news app called Fresco, which launched today — is going to revolutionize the journalism industry. Read More