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tranced Posts: > 500

An interview thanks to The Next Web has it all. Here's the main thing I guess:

TNW: So Evan, your decision to retire from leaking has surprised a lot of people. Can you explain the reasons behind it?

Evan Blass: 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.

Posted: 2014-08-04 16:27:16
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Marly Posts: > 500

Good news!
Not his illness, of course, but the fact, that he stops leaking. There weren't many surprises during presentations of new phones lately, those leaks have been spoiling all the fun
[ This Message was edited by: Marly on 2014-08-05 02:47 ]

Posted: 2014-08-05 02:05:52
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hihihans Posts: > 500

That's funny, I was expecting the usual "oh-no" and "what a shame", but you are right. There was no surprise left at presentations.

I do feel sorry for him being sick, as I am for everybody who's I'll.

Posted: 2014-08-05 07:20:59
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