Chances are that if you’ve read any kind of article about a leak over the past couple years, it all came from one man, Evan Blass. The founder of Evleaks, the now famous Twitter account for all things not yet here in the tech world, has just announced his retirement. In a suprise to all of us, Evan has decided to end the leaks after two years of going behind companies to bring us what’s next first. While he wasn’t right every time, his high rate of success earned him trust throughout the industry.
In an interview with The Next Web, Evan revealed some of his reasons for retiring. The first and most important was the funds. As Evan said, “trying to monetize a stream of Twitter leaks is not easy”. He’s tried multiple methods of making money to support himself including donations, sponsored tweets and even a website. “It all adds up to an unsustainable living, and with a progressively worsening disease” said Evan. If you’re unaware (as many are), Evan was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis.
Evan has said that he does not plan to restart Evleaks in the future since he plans to start a new career. Evan’s first leak was found on Pocketnow all the way back to early 2011. You can read Evan’s full interview with The Next Web to learn more about the situation.
All good things must come to an end. Thank you for an amazing two years. [RETIREMENT]
— Evan Blass (@evleaks) August 3, 2014
We wish Evan all the best in his future!