Tag: Blingo

A Day With The Blingo.com Founder

I have not made an entry here in a while, primarily because I have been spending a lot of time on a duet of consulting projects, as well as my pet weblog on internet security issues over at Spamroll.com. But I had a chance to reconnect with an old colleague for the last 24 hours (during his visit), and I found it important enough to jump back on Thoughtmarket.

The old colleague I am talking about is Frank Anderson, and his new company/website is Blingo.com. We worked together for a number of years (during our consulting days), and have remained friends since (even though he doesn’t go fishing very much anymore). I have always found our discussions about business and technology enlightening, but this time around it was especially the case.

Dell 42 inch Plasma TV – Free!

Gizmodo had a review of the Dell 42″ Plasma TV the other day (see Dell W4200HD 42-Inch Plasma Reviewed (Verdict: Wait for Sale) : Gizmodo).

Well the title is pretty self-explanatory.

I personally won’t wait for the sale, as I don’t watch much TV at all. But for those TV junkies out there, a better way exists to get that TV without having to wait, and WITHOUT HAVING TO PAY AT ALL! It’s called Blingo.

A new search engine which popped up on the radar a few months back, Blingo presents an interesting twist on the old search model. They give away prizes just for using them.

Now you may be wondering what the catch is. Well there is none. No signup process is required to win a prize – all you do is search. Now you must have cookies enabled on your browser in order to be tagged for a prize, but that is little sweat. Blingo does not gather extraneous information about you, nor do they harrass you after you win. Your name is not released to anyone outside of the Blingo crew, ever.

Yes, I am plugging another site. Reason being, I know these folks, quite well in fact. They are a standup crew with no intention of screwing anyone (unlike 99% of the sites out there). No, I am not an investor in the business, so I stand no gain on seeing them do well.

I would, however, like to see some intelligent, honest entrepreneurs hit a homer off a unique model, without raking their customers over the coals. I think Blingo can do that.

So go to Blingo, and win that sweet TV, you crazy, game playing, movie watching, Nick and Jessica loving, home theatre junkies, before its GONE!