FORTUNE -- It's not Eric Clapton's platinum wristwatch, which fetched $3.6 million for his Crossroads rehab center, or Warren Buffett's $3.5 million lunch for the Glide Foundation for the homeless. But it seems likely that bidding for a chance to have coffee with Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook is going to set a record both for the Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice and Human Rights and for Charitybuzz, the site running their 2013 auction.
As of Saturday morning, three days after the first bid, coffee with Cook was No. 2 in Charitybuzz's list of all-time top fundraising items, $5,000 short of the $610,000 a Lamborghini Aventador LP 700-4 Roadster fetched for the One Drop water foundation in March and nearly double the $255,000 a day with Bill Clinton raised for the Clinton Foundation in 2010.
All the action seems to be coming from entrepreneurs either hoping to do business with Apple or to drum up some free publicity -- it's hard to tell which. The 86 bids so far include offers from:
Povely has been sitting on a $605,000 bid for more than 12 hours. The company has until May 14 to be outbid.
To design and manufacture its next generation of golf clubs, equipment maker Callaway teamed up with the University of Washington and automaker Lamborghini to develop a carbon-based material for the crown of its drivers and fairway woods, forged composite, that it claims is lighter and stronger than titanium. Here's a look at the technology in the new high-performance club.
1. In the mix
Instead of weaving carbon fibers together to create laminate MOREJessica Shambora, Writer-Reporter - Dec 2, 2010 3:00 AM ET
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