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

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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Have lunch with Apple, Inc., Senior Vice-President of Internet Software and Services Eddy Cue at the Apple Headquarters in Cupertino, California, and bring home a 13-inch MacBook Air!

Eddy Cue is Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Services, reporting to CEO Tim Cook. Eddy oversees Apple's industry-leading content stores including the iTunes Store, the revolutionary App Store and the iBookstore, as well as Siri, Maps, iAd and Apple's innovative iCloud services. Eddy's team has an excellent track record of building and strengthening online services to meet and exceed the high expectations of Apple's customers. He is a 25-year Apple veteran and leads a large organization of amazing people.
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.

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15 weeks ago
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 :)
Rating: 5 Votes
15 weeks ago
I love how they made Eddy Cue and a MacBook Air a package deal.
Rating: 4 Votes
15 weeks ago
The lunch auction value gap between CEOs and division executives is absolutely disgusting and needs to be fixed.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
Eddy seems cool. He responded to one of my emails about the iTunes Store last year.
Rating: 3 Votes
15 weeks ago
Only 4GB of RAM on the Air? I guess I won't be bidding :D
Rating: 2 Votes
15 weeks ago
Air!? Too cheap for a rMBP!?
Rating: 2 Votes
15 weeks ago
Good for Eddy, but... dook sucks. #lehigh #mercer
Rating: 1 Votes
15 weeks ago

he could have thrown in a Mac Pro at least :rolleyes:


I say that every time one of these bizarre auctions come up. They could at least throw in their most expensive desktop.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 weeks ago
If I'd ever get an opportunity to dine with Jony Ive I'd force him to eat soup from a perfectly flat plate.
Rating: 1 Votes
14 weeks ago

If you win, and you work in advertising, take along your resume. Can't do any harm.


Anyone that has North of $40K to blow on a lunch with Eddy Cue isn't in need of a job. They actually are in need of some psychological attention by someone certified in the area of unbelievably stupid people.
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