If you’re a tech addict, you’ll have come across the Boy Genius Report website before. Widely acknowledged as a brilliant source of mobile leaks and early sneak peeks, until now it was run by an anonymous blogger, but in a surprise move Boy Genius has unmasked himself in the sale of his site to a larger publisher.
Drum roll please: Boy Genius is… Jonathan Geller. No, us neither. But it’s a name worth remembering. The 23 year old blogger started his career writing for tech giant Engadget, before starting his own site in 2006.
Geller, a high school drop-out, now employs three writers and stands to make a small fortune from his sale to blogging network MMC, owned by publishing entrepreneur Jay Penske.
The unmasking will doubtless be a relief to mobile manufacturers too, since Geller’s site has spent almost four years cranking out leaked images and spec sheets for their upcoming devices.
But perhaps they shouldn’t be too pleased. Geller has explained that the purchase of Boy Genius Report will lead to a “relaunching of BGR as BGR.com with new features and functionality, the site will advance dramatically and continue our mission: to break the biggest stories in this category possible.”
He added: “I am the President, Editor-in-Chief, and General Manager of BGR, and will continue to run the business as well as the editorial aspects of the site.” Mobile manufacturers, beware.
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