Boy Genius Report

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Boy Genius Report
Boy Genius Report Logo.png
Web address bgr.com
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Weblog
Registration Optional
Available in English
Owner PMC
Created by Boy Genius
Launched 20 October 2006
Alexa rank

4,971 (Global)

1,901 (U.S.)
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), it is most well known for breaking news within the mobile gadget sector. According to Technorati, BGR is ranked among the Top 100 Blogs in the world.[1] On April 27, 2010, Mail.com Media Corp. announced it had acquired BGR.[2]

The publication competes with similar technology news websites such as Engadget, Gizmodo, The Verge, Mashable, CNET, Wired, SlashGear and TechCrunch.

Founding[edit]

In 2006, Boy Genius (Jonathan S. Geller) founded BGR after success as a blogger for Engadget and Engadget Mobile.[2]

Weblog[edit]

BGR is a technology blog, encompassing news and rumors. The blog gives reviews and opinions about various mobile devices, computers, operating systems and software.[citation needed]

As of 2013 BGR has five writers, including Boy Genius.[citation needed]

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]

Boy Genius[edit]

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.[10] The success of BGR earned Geller a spot on T3 Magazine's 100 Most Influential People in Tech feature.[11]

TweetGenius[edit]

In 2009, the first BGR BlackBerry Twitter application was made in collaboration with software development company Beejive: TweetGenius.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1][dead link]
  2. ^ a b Jonathan S. Geller (2010-04-26). "Taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR | BGR". Boygeniusreport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Verizon Droid Ad Aims for iPhone - Digits - WSJ". Blogs.wsj.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  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. 
  5. ^ "Motorola rises ahead of next Android phone launch". Reuters.com. 2009-10-19. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  6. ^ "Black Friday: Apple's Sales Leaked?". Huffingtonpost.com. 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  7. ^ Jim Goldman (2009-06-15). "Apple iPhone 3GS Sold Out? Nope!". Cnbc.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  8. ^ Jonathan S. Geller (2009-10-16). "Android 2.0 screenshot walkthrough | BGR". Boygeniusreport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  9. ^ Jonathan S. Geller (2008-10-03). "Amazon Kindle 2 e-books its way to BGR | BGR". Boygeniusreport.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  10. ^ "Mobile Blogger “Boy Genius” Unmasked, Acquired - Peter Kafka - Media - AllThingsD". Mediamemo.allthingsd.com. 2010-04-26. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  11. ^ [2][dead link]
  12. ^ Schulman, Jacob (2009-05-05). "TweetGenius for BlackBerry review". Engadget.com. Retrieved 2015-04-15.