If you have been following TechArena for sometime, you will realize that we cover rumours and leaks most of which are from a Twitter user going by the name @ Evleaks.
Evleaks whose real name is Evan Blass has announced that he will quitting and will no longer be tweeting out the leaked images and news info he gets. His last leak was made up of multiple pictures of the Motorola Moto 360 smartwatch.
Evleaks has been around since 2012 and before that he worked for some of the biggest tech news and reviews websites including Engadget and Pocketnow.
In an interview with the next web, this is what he had to say,
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 [ Blass was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis], I need to make sure I can prepare myself better for the future, financially.