Peter Rojas

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Peter Rojas
Peter Rojas.jpg
Peter Rojas at CES 2007
Born (1975-03-18) March 18, 1975 (age 39)
Education Harvard University, University of Sussex
Known for Co-founder of Gizmodo, Engadget, RCRD LBL, gdgt
Spouse(s) Jill Fehrenbacher
Website
http://roj.as/

Peter Rojas (born March 18, 1975) is the co-founder of technology blogs Gizmodo and Engadget, as well as the video gaming blog Joystiq (2004).

Education[edit]

Rojas attended Harvard University from 1993 to 1997, graduating magna cum laude with a B.A. in Social Studies. In 1998 he received an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Sussex.[1][2]

Career[edit]

Rojas worked at Red Herring magazine from June 1999 to May 2001, first as Associate Editor then as a writer. He was co-founder and Editorial Director of Gizmodo from July 2002 until March 2004, leaving to co-found Engadget. Two months later he also founded the video game blog Joystiq. Both were part of Weblogs Inc., a blog network that was purchased by AOL in 2005.[1][2]

Along with Josh Deutsch of Downtown Records, Rojas launched the online record label RCRD LBL in 2007.[3][4]

In July 2008 Rojas left Engadget to start the consumer electronics social networking site gdgt.[2] The site premiered in 2009 and was co-founded with Ryan Block, Rojas' successor as Engadget editor-in-chief.[5]

In February 2013 GDGT was purchased by AOL[6]

Personal life[edit]

In July 2007, Rojas married Jill Fehrenbacher, the founder of the blog Inhabitat.[7] The couple had a son in 2008, shortly after Fehrenbacher founded a new site named Inhabitots.About Inhabitots: Jill Fehrenbacher – Founder, Editor-in-Chief</ref>

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Peter Rojas: CV". roj.as. Retrieved October 30, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c Peter Rojas at linkedin.com
  3. ^ Lauria, Peter (June 11, 2007). "On The Download: Using Ads, New Online Label Offers Music Free". New York Post. 
  4. ^ Van Buskirk, Eliot (November 15, 2007). "Interview: Peter Rojas of RCRD LBL". Wired.com. 
  5. ^ Boutin, Paul (July 1, 2009). "GDGT: A Social Site for Gadget Maniacs". New York Times. 
  6. ^ http://www.engadget.com/2013/02/13/aol-acquires-gdgt/
  7. ^ Belmont, Veronica (July 30, 2007). "Congrats to Pete and Jill!". VeronicaBelmont.com. 

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