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@evleaks plugs his own leak, retires from the leaking game

@evleaks has retired after two years of being one of the most prolific leakers of mobile devices
By Anthony Garreffa from Aug 4, 2014 @ 22:34 CDT

After two years of being one of the biggest product leakers in the world, Evan Blass, or @evleaks has announced he is retiring. With over two years of leaking products from HTC, Motorola, Samsung, LG and others, these companies would be breathing a collective sigh of relief.


Last October, Blass revealed his identity to Android Police, and now explaining to The Next Web why he's leaving his Twitter account. Blass has said that it has all boiled down to the money, where he has hit a brick wall attempting to monetize his Twitter stream. At first, he attempted monthly subscriptions, then weekly, then single sponsored tweets. His last resort was accepting donations, but Blass said that this last attempt felt like online panhandling.

Blass did have a website alongside his @evleaks Twitter account, but with most users using ad-block, the site didn't generate enough ad revenue to supplement his Twitter income. In 2004 Blass was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, which is another reason why he is retiring, as he needs to better prepare himself for the future of treatment he'll need.


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