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How a young entrepreneur got caught living secretly at AOLCNET's Kara Tsuboi talks to Dan Terdiman about how he broke the story about the famous AOL squatter.
Hey everyone I'm Kara tsuboi cnet.com joined by senior writer Daniel Turkmen. And just a few months ago -- -- a fascinating story about this -- -- who was squatting. Yes squawking at you allow. -- -- in the beginning you know how did you find out about this -- I was -- a meeting with a VC downs work on time and the CEO of the -- was. Meaning with music is in and put them up as an -- an internship at the VC -- he just was like united do you remember that can that I told you about who was living alone. And they went on in their conversations. In a -- a -- and so -- account activity option Armenians. Did you think you'd be willing to. Introduced me to this occasion I added it it would go for consistently topping that they wouldn't wanna talk about here but I think it was actually kind of trying to raise money. He was interested in publicity so he talked to me and told me historians. And -- on fun. Note briefly I give us the story how many months -- -- living Neil Lindley was two months but it was there and this was and parallels also. Headquarters of course but their offices and -- and he had. He has been part of the incubator that was in the building so we have a basically a -- -- -- -- -- out of the building in here I need to decide who's sort of with a personal challenge to. To stay there and get by as little money as accidents have found some couches that he can hi -- night so he basically work all day was really doing real work building has. His company and he -- -- as long hours when everybody else would leave the -- he'd like go to those captions spent and I was eating food in their kitchen. Showering at the gym and I -- it and and it kept this stuff and -- -- lockers -- -- -- -- he got away with it for a couple months and finally content. That's pretty incredible. And we -- kid he's really went in his twenties who is I think he was. But he was nineteen point one when it happened and what's he doing now I mean he obviously was found out so he's no longer able to squat and I mean he was trying to build the startup -- -- and then education and business. I think you raise a little bit of money enough money to have an actual house to -- -- For and so you know left on my top Tammy was trying to raise half a million dollars to dance to the business -- -- and that hasn't happened yet as far as I know. But you know he's a native you know an -- -- moxie. Sony's and excellent people were watching him -- when it absolutely that kind of tenacity scattered report of at some point four. Fastening and we look forward to the update when you hear more from Eric I think if you senior writer -- tenement -- cars to boy cnet.com thanks for watching.