Taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR

By on April 26, 2010 at 11:58 PM.

Taking BGR to the next level — MMC acquires BGR

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I wanted to share some amazing news with you all.

I am happy to report that BGR has been acquired by MMC. Moving forward, CEO of MMC Jay Penske and I are partners on BGR, and I couldn’t be happier. This will allow BGR to grow enormously. From a more comprehensive and diverse editorial staff — all the way to the 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. 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 — nothing will change there.

BGR was started by myself, Jonathan Geller, a little more than four years ago. In that time, it has grown from just a small passion project into a profitable, dominant online business that is ranked with some of the biggest sites on the web.  As I write this, BGR is, according to Technorati, ranked #49 out of every single site in the world. When I think back about how this was accomplished, and how with just a few great writers, and practically no infrastructure, we built something pretty mind blowing… I can’t wait to hit #1.

Thank you for making BGR your daily go-to for the latest mobile and gadget news, we will have more information over the coming weeks on what we are working on to make BGR better than ever. Press release is after the break!

- Jonathan More →

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House of Representatives want FCC to regulate Google Voice

By on October 12, 2009 at 7:48 AM.

House of Representatives want FCC to regulate Google Voice

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Apparently there isn’t enough to do in Washington these days. 20 House of Representatives lawmakers have pressed the FCC to investigate how and why Google decides to block certain phone numbers with its Google Voice service. After numerous complaints were filed by said Representatives, mostly from rural areas, the FCC has sent a formal inquiry to Google and asked for a response by the 28th of this month. Google insists that it is not a “traditional” phone company and should not be regulated as such. Just one more thing to keep the lawyers at the search giant busy, huh?

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Next up, Apple announces new 13" MacBook Pro

By on June 8, 2009 at 1:27 PM.

Next up, Apple announces new 13" MacBook Pro

In addition to the upgrades to the 15″ and 17″ MacBook Pro, Apple also announced a new 13″ model. The 13″-er will share many of the same features of the new 15 inch MacBook Pro of course — the new display, an SD card slot and improved battery life. It will also feature a backlit keybaord, up to 8GB of RAM, up to 500GB of storage, and a Firewire 800 port (Woo!). The 13″ MacBook Pro is also available today, starting at $1,199.
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RIM announces Web Signals, will push everything to your handset

By on October 21, 2008 at 10:14 PM.

RIM announces Web Signals, will push everything to your handset

RIM announced on Tuesday their new Web Signals technology that lets content providers push relevant and timely alerts directly to your Blackberry. Like SMS alerts on steroids, the new Web Signals will alert Blackberry users of the latest news, weather, sports, entertainment, financial information, etc. You won’t get plain old 160 character text alerts sent out en masse at regular intervals; the new Blackberry alerts will be automatically generated when new content is published and will provide one-click access to the associated online content. Can you see the content providers jumping for joy as they envision large increases in site traffic? Oh, yeah. Can you also see Blackberry users sinking under a deluge of push content? Nah, we didn’t think so either. Berryheads love their push content! At launch, RIM has Canada’s CBCNews, Thumbplay, Dada Entertainment, and The Washington Post on board and ready to launch their Web Signals powered alert services. Hey Blackberry users, let’s crank it up a notch and get on with some serious pushing!

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