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.
BGR has been mentioned in many major news sources such as the Wall Street Journal blog, ABCNews, Reuters, Huffington Post, and CNBC. 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 and the first reported picture of the Amazon Kindle 2 in 2008.
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.