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Charitybuzz announced today that Ralph C. Martin, CEO of the German promotional risk management firm Emirat AG, had won the auction for an hourlong lunch with Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer with a high bid of $90,000. But not just lunch! According to the auction’s fine print, “Winner may take a photo with Marissa Mayer.” Also, “Winning bidder subject to security screening. We expect all winning bidders to conduct themselves appropriately.” The proceeds from this safe and civil bread-breaking will benefit the Aspire East Palo Alto Charter School.
Time magazine announced the eight frontrunners for its annual Person of the Year honor today, and right up there with Barack Obama and young Pakistani activist Malala Yousafzai are a pair of Silicon Valley CEOs — Apple’s Tim Cook and Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer. The runaway winner in the online reader poll was North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, thanks to strong support among the Internet Wiseguy demographic. The winner will be announced tomorrow.