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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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Here's your chance to have lunch with Eddy Cue at the stunning new 175-acre Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, CA, where you will learn more about Apple's industry-leading content stores and online services. This is a rare opportunity to see "Apple Park" and engage in a one-on-one, in-depth conversation with one of the most innovative business minds of our generation.
The auction has an estimated value of $50,000. Bids can be placed between now and June 28 at 12:00 p.m. Pacific Time, in support of the National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation in Kansas City, Missouri.

The National Association of Basketball Coaches Foundation is a non-profit organization that aims to bring attention to the positive aspects of the sport of basketball and the role coaches play in the academic and athletic lives of today's student-athletes. Cue is a longtime basketball and Golden State Warriors fan.

The private meet and greet will be scheduled at a mutually agreed upon date by 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.

Article Link: Charitybuzz Auctions Lunch With Eddy Cue at Apple's New Headquarters
 
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Relentless Power

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I Typically don't like to set a preconceived notion with someone if I have never had a personal interaction with them. But something about Eddy Cue is bothersome. I think it's the way he conducts himself onstage and offstage. He just carries a sense of arrogance more than any other Apple executive and he just appears to have an attitude.

I know he has been around with Apple since Jobs era, but I just don't have an appreciation for his candor.
 

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I Typically don't like to set a preconceived notion with someone if I have never had a personal interaction with them. But something about Eddy Cue is bothersome. I think it's the way he conducts himself onstage and offstage. He just carries a sense of arrogance more than any other Apple executive and he just appears to have an attitude.

I know he has been around with Apple since Jobs era, but I just don't have an appreciation for his candor.

Yep. I'm a shameless Apple fan but something about his attitude rubs me the wrong way. I hate to say it but he has a real slimy, snake-oil salesman way of carrying himself.

It's personally bothersome because I don't like to be judgemental, especially if I don't know the person. However I've seen a lot of pro-Apple fans (yourself included) who have been saying the same thing. So it's a little reassuring that I'm not alone. Maybe there is something off about him.
 

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That photo reminds me of Curb Your Enthusiasm - the one where Larry David trips up and injures a well-known player.
It was Shaq. Good episode. I think LD was at a finals game 2016 in the front row.
[doublepost=1497634852][/doublepost]Let's hope Rihanna wins and doesn't sit down the entire meal.
 
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I Typically don't like to set a preconceived notion with someone if I have never had a personal interaction with them. But something about Eddy Cue is bothersome. I think it's the way he conducts himself onstage and offstage. He just carries a sense of arrogance more than any other Apple executive and he just appears to have an attitude.

I know he has been around with Apple since Jobs era, but I just don't have an appreciation for his candor.
Yep, no other Apple executive has articles made about them acting like an ass off stage

I still have some respect for him because of his tenure, but not his personality
 

gugy

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Cue "seems like" a douchebag to me. I don't know him that's why I get this feeling. I would rather spend this money with a lunch with Craig, Johnny or Tim.
 
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Cue "seems like" a douchebag to me. I don't know him that's why I get this feeling. I would rather spend this money with a lunch with Craig, Johnny or Tim.
Craig yes, Jony I could see being quiet or unable to answer a lot of questions
 

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Lunch with the git who screamed insults at Rhianna at a basketball game? And is at least partially responsible for Apple's current form as a company?

No thanks.
 
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