Famous and trust worthy leaker, @evleaks has announced his retirement. Like any of the other tech blogs, Almost every huge leak that we have covered about has been courtesy of Evan Blass who runs the account. @evleaks has been considered one of the most trusted leaker in the past two years. He has had a great track record for leaking phones from almost every manufacturer, for which he says It’s about having the right colleagues to get the information.
The announcement of his retirement came on his official twitter account – @evleaks
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT] — Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014
In an interview with TheNextWeb, Evan explains his reason for retiring.
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. I also started a website, and it’s actually done somewhat respectably, but with all the leaks going out on Twitter anyway, people have little incentive to visit, and most of my tech-savvy-heavy audience seem to be pretty heavy ad-block users, as well. It all adds up to an unsustainable living, and with a progressively worsening disease [Ed; Blass was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ], I need to make sure I can prepare myself better for the future, financially.
We thank him for his efforts over the past 2 years and wish him all the best for his future endeavors! TkTechnews has started an Indiegogo campaign to raise money for multiple sclerosis. Head over to this link if you’re interested to contribute to the funding.