Monday, January 18, 2010
Apple Halts Tablet Bounty with Legal Notice
In case you missed it, Gawker-owned tech gossip site, Valleywag, earlier this week thought it would be fun to offer $100,000 to anyone who could give them access to the Apple tablet for an hour. Apple, shockingly, was less excited about the contest. The company sent a cease and desist letter to the blog by way of a team of lawyers.
The blog claims that the letter, which includes the line "Apple has maintained the types of information and things you are soliciting ... in strict confidence" serves as "the most concrete evidence (from Apple itself, no less!) yet that there may indeed be a tablet in the works."
Apparently not enough to warrant $100,000, though. The site is instead awarding a DVD of Legally Blonde 2, a $25 Zune Marketplace giftcard, and a set of steak knives.
Let's hope they actually deliver on their promises, least they receive another legal notice.