Charitybuzz Auctions Another Lunch With Eddy Cue at Apple's New Headquarters

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    Charitybuzz today launched an auction in which the winning bidder will have lunch with Apple's services chief Eddy Cue at the company's newly constructed Apple Park headquarters in Cupertino, California.

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    The auction has an estimated value of $50,000. Bids can be placed between now and Tuesday, July 25 at 12:01 p.m. Pacific Time, in support of non-profit organization Autism Movement Therapy, based in Van Nuys, California.

    Autism Movement Therapy works to provide expressive movement therapy and workplace readiness skills resulting in meaningful, dignified employment for individuals with autism and related disorders, according to Charitybuzz.
    Cue offered a similar luncheon auction just a few weeks ago, raising $255,000 in support of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation non-profit organization in Kansas City, Missouri.

    The private meet and greet will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date between August 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The winning bidder must be at least 18 or older. The cost of the meal and gratuity is included, but travel and accommodations are not. The experience cannot be resold, re-auctioned, or transferred.

    The lunch does not include a formal tour inside Apple Park facilities, and photography is not permitted, according to Charitybuzz.

    Cue, who is officially Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, currently oversees the iTunes Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay, Siri, Apple Maps, iCloud, and Apple's iWork and iLife suites of productivity apps.

    Apple executives have participated in several Charitybuzz auctions over the years, with CEO Tim Cook most recently raising over $680,000 for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights.

    Update: Cue's latest lunch auction brought in $26,000 for Autism Movement Therapy.

    Article Link: Charitybuzz Auctions Another Lunch With Eddy Cue at Apple's New Headquarters
     
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    If iPhone fails some day, they can still make money by offering lunch I guess.
     
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    Pretty gross that people would pay obscene amounts of money to have lunch with a person.
     
  5. 62tele macrumors 6502a

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    I have yet to see this guys value to Apple. iTunes is still bloated, fat and ugly. When it was introduced it was light years ahead of everything else but that ages ago. Apple Pay is great but it's accepted at only a small fraction of retailers. iCloud's hit or miss service shouldn't be so spotty although it seems to be improving.
    Eddie, what have you done for us lately?
     
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    Strange!. I feel weird about someone who will pay more than 50000 dollars to have lunch with him.
     
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    iTunes: why do you need iTunes?
    Apple Pay: accepted everywhere a contactless POS is, in many nations it's now mandated by law. I use Apple Pay for everything here in Italy, and it works deliciously well.
    iCloud: what's wrong with iCloud??

    Cue's misfits are others, and all in the content field.
     
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    Who wants to do this? Auction off lunch and a date with a blonde supermodel. Now you are talking, I would talk Apple products with her. Lol.
     
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    You can pitch a lot of projects to a blonde supermodel, but probably not one in the tech field.
     
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    Will he be wearing the pink button up shirt, then let me have it at the end of the meal? I mean, 50 G's, C'mon...
     
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    .....Riiiiiiight.

    "Ummm....hey Eddie. Sooooo, that Cuban dance you did on stage. That was....was pretty cool, hey you know where Tim is? Maybe he could join us for lunch?....or maybe you could, like, let me and Tim hang out for a bit while you go....somewhere.....else?"
     
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    BORING. What could one even remotely hope to get from this lunch? He should pay me for lunch so that I could give him some down-to-earth feedback on Apple services these days.
     
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    That last sentence, though!
     
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    I'll add: Get ready for some more largely justified hate on Eddy Cue's recent work at Apple.
     
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    LOL some autotist foundation lets us lunch with the greatest borderliner in the world to prove that alongside borderline, autism can be a serious syndrome.
    OK, Apple is engaged with the (mentally) impaired as long as it earns from them
    But give me a break...
     
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    Why do you care so much about what other people do with their money?
     
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    Why hold onto such anger? And letting that have so much power over yourself?

    Relax. It's money going to a good cause.
     

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