Future PriceSpy gadget guru?
I have recently been placed in the line up for becoming the UK gadget guru for PriceSpy. It is currently being put to the vote on Facebook. As far as voting stakes are going I am currently not in the top running but then neither am I at the bottom. It is unfortunate that friends and connections can be a bit slow at clicking through to things and on Facebook there is always the problem that nobody wants to give any permissions to a site they’ve never previously heard of.
There are eight of us in the running and we have been told to be ready for interviews up in London next week. They have also asked to see a piece of our writing, naturally focussed on gadgets/technology. I am planning to write about the Neo900, which I think is a particularly interesting phone soon to be released that has received hardly any publicity due to its opensource origins. I am being limited to 500 words so I will not be able to say everything I wish to say; I will therefore be likely to publish the full length impression I have been given of the Neo on here for you to read. In future of course, if I get the job, I will be writing anything technology based on the pricespy blog primarily.
Pricespy themselves are a Swedish outfit I believe, Prisjakt Svaerige. Their umbrella company is one of the leading Norwegian media companies so they are not a small outfit. They have successfully entered a number of European markets but this is apparently the first foray into the British technology world. It is fairly well known that Norway and Sweden are amongst the most advanced nations on the planet. The economist has named them as some of the best governed countries in the world. Things are done differently up there in Scandinavia and even with the distrust of big business I usually have, I must say I would feel far happier working for a Norse/Swedish company than I would for most.
Ultimately I am here blogging to blag for your vote. I don’t know how many people are likely to read this piece of text but if you do then please go to the UK PriceSpy Gadget Guru voting page on Facebook and put in your vote for Ro Atkinson.