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.[3]

Reception

BGR has been mentioned in many major news sources such as the Wall Street Journal blog,[4] ABCNews,[5] Reuters,[6] Huffington Post,[7] and CNBC.[8] 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[9] and the first reported picture of the Amazon Kindle 2 in 2008.[10]

Criticism

Many technology news reporters have criticized BGR for its pro-Apple bias.[2]

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.[2][2]