“We’ve had enough of trying to follow all the speculation around Apple’s impending tablet — how it’ll work, its size, the name, the software and whether it will save magazines. We want answers, dammit! And we’re willing to pay,” Gabriel Snyder writes for Valleywag.
“Apple has said absolutely nothing about its tablet, but everyone expects it to be unveiled in San Francisco on Jan. 27,” Synder writes. “So, that gives you to two weeks to play in Valleywag’s Apple Tablet Scavenger Hunt: If you can find the first genuine photos, video or — the holy grail — the actual messiah machine itself before then and they’re exclusive to us, we’ll give you a cash prize.”
$10,000 – bona fide pictures
$20,000 – video of one in action
$50,000 – pictures or video of Steve Jobs holding one
$100,000 – to let us play with one for an hour
Snyder writes, “Anonymity of both the winners and losers is important to us: We’ll go to spycraft-level lengths to prevent anything being traced back to you. And, of course, found any other authentic evidence of the Apple Tablet that we didn’t mention? We’re interested.”
Full article here.
Jason Kincaid writes for TechCrunch, “It’s certainly a tempting offer (at least, more tempting than submitting leaked photos and getting zilch in return), but Valleywag may be on the wrong side of the law. We spoke to a lawyer about the legality of the bounty, who says that Apple could have a claim against Gawker/Valleywag for inducing breach of contract, since anyone who has their hands on the tablet is certainly under a nondisclosure agreement. This could result in tort damages, with potential for punitive damages.”
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[Attribution: Mac Rumors. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn W.” for the heads up.]