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The Tech Whiz Behind Vine and HQ Trivia Made Millions in His 20s. He Was Dead by 34.

Monday 19:04 GMT

Mr. Kroll had co-founded two highflying startups—Vine, the six-second video-sharing platform bought by Twitter Inc. in 2012, and, most recently, Intermedia Labs, the company behind the popular game-show app HQ Trivia.

During his high-school years, Mr. Kroll became frustrated that his home’s slow internet connection was impeding his ability to download music, his father, Alan Kroll, said. He taught himself to code in multiple programming languages while jamming to Dave Matthews Band in his bedroom.


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