Monday 4 August 2014

@evleaks, the smartphone industries most prolific leaker retires due to financial pressure

For a man who gave the entire mobile crazy world a clue into the next launches of smartphone majors like HTC, Motorola and Microsoft, this must be a sad day.  @evleaks aka Evan Blass who had been giving us engrossing tips about smart phones and tablets today announced retirement due to financial pressures.

Evan Blass aka @evleaks, arguably technology’s most prolific leaker, has announced his retirement from technology leaks. He announced his retirement on Twitter saying, “All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years.”

Evan Blass who leaked major smartphone and tablet news to the world under the handle @evleaks had revealed his identity last year. He ended his prolific leaking career with announcement on Twitter saying, “All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years.” Check out his tweet below.

Though Blass leaked news about almost every smartphones manufactured in last two years, he says his proudest leak was the HTC M8 Prime.  His first leak was the HTC Inspire 4G AT&T model.  He was nostalgic on Twitter about his past career and seen thanking everyone

Giving reasons for his retirement in an interview to The Next Web, Blass said that he had arrived at this decision due to monetary pressures. He told the website, “These matters are always somewhat complicated, but like many things, it mostly comes down to money. Trying to monetize a stream of Twitter leaks is not easy. First I tried monthly sponsorships. Then weekly. Then single sponsored tweets. I took donations — felt like online panhandling.”  He added that, “Most of my tech-savvy-heavy audience seem to be pretty heavy ad-block users.”

Sadly Blass was also diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and is in need of funds. Evan Blass, worked with the popular technology blog Engadget from 2005 to 2008 and later he was Managing Editor at Pocketnow.com.

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