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AllAdvantage.com -- the company that pays people to surf the Net -- is to hand out crisp new £10 notes at its press bash on Wednesday to celebrate its launch in Britain. Apparently, AllAdvantage is going to use the event at the Internet Exchange in Covent Garden to say how many people in Britain are using the ad-for-cash scheme, and how much cash they've divvied out since September. The "gimmick" is to promote the idea that the ad service pays people for surfing and is not intended to be an incentive to attend the event. To prove the point, the company is even providing a box for people to then donate the cash to the charity Children in Need. Unfortunately, this reporter can't make the event but would like the money all the same. No can do, said a spokesbunny for AllAdvantage's PR agency. "Well we won't write the story then," we said. "I thought you'd be above that kind of cheap financial inducement," replied Bugs. "No, you couldn't be further from the truth." So here's the rub: AllAdvantage delivers £100 in cash to The Register for us to donate to Children in Need, or we don't write the story. It's cheaper than our usual tariff, so you can't say fairer than that. ® Related stories Calling all e-potatoes: look at this ad and earn 30p an hour! Get paid to be spammed

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