Boy Genius Report

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Boy Genius Report
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Web address bgr.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Weblog
Available in English
Owner Penske Media Corporation
Created by Jonathan S. Geller
Launched October 20, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-10-20)
Alexa rank
Increase 1,891 (April 2015)[1]
IP address 192.0.79.32
Current status Online

Boy Genius Report (also referred to as BGR) is a weblog that specializes in technology and consumer gadgets. Founded in October 2006 by anonymous web personality Boy Genius (also referred to as BG/BGR), the site reports on breaking news within the mobile gadget sector. On April 27, 2010, BGR was acquired by Penske Media Corporation.[2]

Reception

BGR has been mentioned in many major news sources such as the Wall Street Journal blog,[3] ABCNews,[4] Reuters,[5] Huffington Post,[6] and CNBC.[7] Examples of BGR’s ability to be the first to report news about a gadget include the first pictures of the Android 2.0 mobile operating system in 2009[8] and the first reported picture of the Amazon Kindle 2 in 2008.[9]

Criticism

Many technology news reporters have criticized BGR for its pro-Apple bias.[10]

Boy Genius

While running BGR, Boy Genius kept his identity concealed. On April 27, 2010, Boy Genius revealed himself as Jonathan Geller, a 23-year-old Greenwich High School dropout who never attended college.[11][12]

See also

References

  1. "BGR Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved April 26, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Jonathan S. Geller (2010-04-26). "Taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR | BGR". Boygeniusreport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Verizon Droid Ad Aims for iPhone - Digits - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Mae, Ki (2009-10-21). "Verizon's Mystery Droid Takes Aim at Apple's iPhone - ABC News". Abcnews.go.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Carew, Sinead (2009-10-19). "Motorola rises ahead of next Android phone launch". Reuters.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  6. "Black Friday: Apple's Sales Leaked?". Huffingtonpost.com. 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  7. Jim Goldman (2009-06-15). "Apple iPhone 3GS Sold Out? Nope!". Cnbc.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  8. Jonathan S. Geller (2009-10-16). "Android 2.0 screenshot walkthrough | BGR". Boygeniusreport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  9. Jonathan S. Geller (2008-10-03). "Amazon Kindle 2 e-books its way to BGR | BGR". Boygeniusreport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  10. Ashraf (2013-04-05). "Is this Apple fanboyism to the extreme or an honest mistake by a popular tech blog?". dotTech Daily Newsletter. Retrieved 2015-04-23.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  11. Kafka, Peter (2010-04-26). "Mobile Blogger "Boy Genius" Unmasked, Acquired". allthingsd.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  12. Benkovic, Andrew (April 1, 2014). "Jonathan Geller: The 'Boy Genius' Behind BGR.com". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 26, 2015.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

External links

Official website