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15-Year-Old Stephen Ou Develops iTunes Instant Search Engine

iTunes Instant, a Google Instant Search spin-off, emerges on Web.
Last week, Google launched Instant Search, which supposedly shaves off seconds while searching for stuff on the Web. Now, a 15-year-old named Stephen Ou has developed a twist on Apple's iTunes that makes finding music quicker and easier. iTunes Instant is a Web-based search engine featuring (nearly) instant song and albums results with links to the music in the iTunes Store. On his Tumblr, Ou claims he'd been frustrated with the speed and design of the iTunes search engine for a while, and the buzz surrounding Google's revamped search engine finally convinced him to turn his idea into action. Besides making life easier for users, Ou will receive a 5-percent cut from every purchase made using iTunes Instant, since the application uses Apple's Affiliate links. According to The Atlantic, Apple has contacted the teenage entrepreneur, which means he could soon be worrying about his 401(k) instead of his weekly allowance.

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