Boy Genius Report

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Boy Genius Report
Boy Genius Report Logo.png
Web address
Commercial? Yes
Type of site
Available in English
Owner Penske Media Corporation
Created by Jonathan S. Geller
Launched October 20, 2006; 8 years ago (2006-10-20)
Alexa rank
Increase 1,891 (April 2015)[1]
IP address
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]


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]


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

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.[11][12]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "BGR Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Jonathan S. Geller (2010-04-26). "Taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR | BGR". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  3. ^ "Verizon Droid Ad Aims for iPhone - Digits - WSJ". 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". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  5. ^ Carew, Sinead (2009-10-19). "Motorola rises ahead of next Android phone launch". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  6. ^ "Black Friday: Apple's Sales Leaked?". 2009-11-16. Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  7. ^ Jim Goldman (2009-06-15). "Apple iPhone 3GS Sold Out? Nope!". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  8. ^ Jonathan S. Geller (2009-10-16). "Android 2.0 screenshot walkthrough | BGR". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  9. ^ Jonathan S. Geller (2008-10-03). "Amazon Kindle 2 e-books its way to BGR | BGR". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  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. 
  11. ^ Kafka, Peter (2010-04-26). "Mobile Blogger “Boy Genius” Unmasked, Acquired". Retrieved 2015-04-15. 
  12. ^ Benkovic, Andrew (April 1, 2014). "Jonathan Geller: The 'Boy Genius' Behind". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 26, 2015. 

External links[edit]

Official website