Eddy Cue Auctions Lunch and a MacBook Air to Benefit Basketball Foundation

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    Following in Tim Cook's footsteps, Apple's SVP of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue is auctioning his time to benefit the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation. Cue is widely known as a huge basketball fan, and has been seen at many basketball games, including those of his favorite team from Duke University, his alma mater.

    In an auction on CharityBuzz, Cue is offering a one hour lunch meeting at Apple's Cupertino headquarters and a 13-inch 1.4Ghz MacBook Air with 256 GB of storage, a $1,199 value. The meeting is valid for two people, with lunch included, at a mutually agreed upon date.

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    Cue's auction ends on Wednesday, July 16 and is currently priced at $9,500 with an estimated value of $10,000. The auction was first listed in June, but was noticed earlier today by 9to5Mac.

    The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation is an organization that supports the charitable and education purposes of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). The NABC has been responsible for founding national literacy program Ticket To Reading Rewards and it operates the College Basketball Experience, a facility in Kansas City that includes the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame.

    Tim Cook has previously teamed up with CharityBuzz twice, offering a coffee meeting in 2013 and a lunch meeting in 2014 for a collective $940,000. Tim Cook's proceeds benefitted the RFK Center for Justice and Human Rights.

    Article Link: Eddy Cue Auctions Lunch and a MacBook Air to Benefit Basketball Foundation
     
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    Maybe this is what he was talking about when he said it was Apple biggest product lineup in 25 years, you can now officially have dinner with Eddy Cue :p

    One a more serious note, nice news :)
     
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    I love how they made Eddy Cue and a MacBook Air a package deal.
     
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    Actually he seems like an interesting guy and it does go to charity so you should be able to write it off. Do I have an extra $10k laying around? No. I need to pay for the remodeling of my bathroom first.
     
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    Only 4GB of RAM on the Air? I guess I won't be bidding :D
     
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    The lunch auction value gap between CEOs and division executives is absolutely disgusting and needs to be fixed.
     
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    It's an auction. How exactly do you fix something based on what someone is willing to pay?:confused: Gunpoint? Family kidnapping? Sex tape?
     
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    10.000$ - great value if you like the guy and find him interesting (and have the spare money).
     
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    Eddy seems cool. He responded to one of my emails about the iTunes Store last year.
     
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    Missed the sarcasm on that one buddy ;) Funny reply though!
     
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    So basically he oversees all the businesses that are floundering or have seen the least amount of innovation since Steve's death and wasted $3B for a music streaming service that Google got for a few million in Songza? They should call him Eddy Clue-less.
     
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    hold on now, if its for 2 people than it should include TWO macbook airs!! ;)
     
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    I would love to talk to him and maybe get some Apple secrets
     
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    I can't imagine he'd let any behind-the-scenes knowledge slip, so I'm not sure of the point. I probably wouldn't be able to help but give advice on how they should fix iTunes the whole time anyway.
     
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    Don't forget pioneering the wonderful e-book collusion that they got burned on last year.

    Everytime I see his name come up I always wonder why they haven't fired him yet.
     
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    I wish Apple made that available without Eddy Cue. I don't have room for him. "Hi honey I'm home! Look what I bought today!"
     
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    You are right. :eek: Apologies. Can we chalk it up to Poe's Law?
     
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    Ha! Nice, I hadn't heard of that one yet. Clearly, I don't spend enough time on the internet! I like the quote at the bottom of the wiki article: "Any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook."
     
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    For that kind of money, it better be a Retina Macbook Air!
     

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