1. Akshay Masand's Avatar


    Retired NBA player, Shaquille ONeal has been at the SXSW event in Austin, Texas talking tech and its been reported that he is somewhat of an application addict. Reported by The Wall Street Journal in a video, Shaq admitted that he spends roughly $1000 a week on games and apps for his iPhone. I probably spend $1,000 on apps a week, ONeal told The Wall Street Journal.

    Shaq is a big tech fan, particularly for Apple and is waiting for the release of the iWatch. He stated that he even called former Apple CEO, Steve Jobs personally asking for products like the iPhone and iPod before it was open to the public. Shaq said the following regarding the matter:

    Ive always been a tech geek. Im not ashamed to say Im a geek at heart...last week I bought like 20 deer hunter games. I like hunting the deer on my phone.
    Check out the video from The Wall Street Journal below:

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    Source: The Wall Street Journal
    Last edited by Akshay Masand; 2014-03-11 at 08:23 PM.

    Twitter: @AkshayMasand
    2014-03-11 08:20 PM
  2. se23's Avatar
    What apps could possibly total up to $1000 a week? The AppStore is good, but not that good.
    2014-03-11 08:59 PM
  3. Christophxr's Avatar
    Wish I *made* $1,000 a week, lol.
    2014-03-11 09:13 PM
  4. novadam's Avatar
    What apps could possibly total up to $1000 a week? The AppStore is good, but not that good.
    he's like those kids who rack up $3000/week in in-app purchases.

    only it's his money, and it's chump change.
    2014-03-11 09:17 PM
  5. tridley68's Avatar
    What apps could possibly total up to $1000 a week? The AppStore is good, but not that good.
    sounds like he has more money than brains i can not believe that you could use enough apps to total $1000 let alone have enough storage for everything from week to week.
    2014-03-11 09:25 PM
  6. Simon's Avatar
    2014-03-11 09:42 PM
  7. Joness's Avatar
    sounds like he has more money than brains i can not believe that you could use enough apps to total $1000 let alone have enough storage for everything from week to week.
    Then again, he probably has an iPhone 512GB depending what day it is.
    2014-03-11 09:42 PM
  8. subywrex's Avatar
    This is stupid. Most people don't even make what he spends on apps.
    2014-03-11 10:02 PM
  9. prymeh's Avatar
    This is absurd. Not judging the guy, but come on. He should consider donating that money to the less fortunate. He's not a bad guy, and I know he does charities and gives back to the community. But this is a prime example of futile spending.
    Mors Ab Alto
    2014-03-11 11:44 PM
  10. Just Dummy's Avatar
    Who really cares? He has enough to spend so why not? I'm sure he spends more on most things than all of us. He's a self made guy who doesn't act like a punk so let him enjoy the spoils.
    2014-03-11 11:49 PM
  11. jose060789's Avatar
    No mames guey...
    Sent from my iPhone 4.
    2014-03-11 11:53 PM
  12. docmagoo2's Avatar
    What could he possibly spend $1000 a week on the AppStore on? Has he bought EVERY paid app ever?
    2014-03-12 12:22 AM
  13. subywrex's Avatar
    Maybe he just plays a lot of FarmVille and keeps buying the fake money they offer lol
    2014-03-12 12:31 AM
  14. odiarte's Avatar
    it is a iPad Mini what hes holding??? hahahaha (Big hands)
    2014-03-12 12:50 AM
  15. Al226's Avatar
    it is a iPad Mini what hes holding??? hahahaha (Big hands)
    LMAO!!!!!!! This cracked me up very much!! Lol!!!
    2014-03-12 01:24 AM
  16. Pedro33055's Avatar
    Is he plays candy crush I'm pretty sure he is going to spend big $$
    2014-03-12 01:57 AM
  17. *T*'s Avatar
    Wish I *made* $1,000 a week, lol.
    That's not even that much... You are probably living in poverty
    2014-03-12 01:58 AM
  18. exNavy's Avatar
    I think of all the GOOD that could be done with 1,000 a week.
    2014-03-12 02:01 AM
  19. rockyseay's Avatar
    This is absurd. Not judging the guy, but come on. He should consider donating that money to the less fortunate. He's not a bad guy, and I know he does charities and gives back to the community. But this is a prime example of futile spending.
    It's his money so he does with it as he wants.
    2014-03-12 10:11 AM
  20. rocky5's Avatar
    That's not even that much... You are probably living in poverty
    here in the UK average wage is under 1000 a month after tax, 800+

    I would be classed as rich here if I got a grand a week.
    Apple are Control freaks we need to stop them before they take over the world!!
    2014-03-12 11:57 AM
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