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Anonymous Bidder Pays $3.46 Million for Warren Buffett Lunch
Warren Buffett

Anonymous Bidder Pays $3.46 Million for Warren Buffett Lunch

The successful bidder and up to seven friends can dine with Buffett at the Smith & Wollensky steak house in Manhattan. All topics are fair game, apart from where Buffett will invest next.
Verizon, AT&T Set to Make Final Round of Bids for Yahoo Web Assets
Yahoo

Verizon, AT&T Set to Make Final Round of Bids for Yahoo Web Assets

The biggest U.S. wireless carrier is seeking to challenge the second largest U.S. wireless provider in the third round of bidding.
J.K. Rowling's Chair Fetches Eye-Popping Amount at Auction
Make More Happen

J.K. Rowling's Chair Fetches Eye-Popping Amount at Auction

The author used the chair to write the first two Harry Potter books.
Nina Zipkin
Activist Hedge Fund Starboard Launches Proxy Fight to Remove Yahoo Board
Yahoo

Activist Hedge Fund Starboard Launches Proxy Fight to Remove Yahoo Board

Starboard, which owns an estimated 1.7 percent of Yahoo, said it would nominate nine candidates as possible replacements.
Google Glass Enterprise Version Spotted on eBay
Google Glass

Google Glass Enterprise Version Spotted on eBay

A San Francisco pawn shop is selling the new iteration of Google Glass, and you're going to have to pay a lot more than the Glass Explorer version to get your hands on it.
Simpsons Co-Creator's Memorabilia Is Going to Auction
Auction

Simpsons Co-Creator's Memorabilia Is Going to Auction

The auction house anticipates that the sale of Sam Simon's collection will bring in more than $10 million.
In Auction for RadioShack Name, Highest Bid Stands at $15 Million
Bankruptcy

In Auction for RadioShack Name, Highest Bid Stands at $15 Million

The auction also includes the bankrupt electronic retailer's customer data.
Historic Papers From This Famous Scientist Were Hidden...Where?
Innovation

Historic Papers From This Famous Scientist Were Hidden...Where?

Sometimes even the smartest people do the darndest things.
Nina Zipkin
Vintage Apple 1 Computer Auctioned Off for Record-Setting $905,000
Business of History

Vintage Apple 1 Computer Auctioned Off for Record-Setting $905,000

The previous record price for the Apple 1, which many credit with ushering in a whole new era of personal computing, was $671,400.
Geoff Weiss
One of Apple's Very First Computers Expected to Fetch $400,000 at Auction
Business of History

One of Apple's Very First Computers Expected to Fetch $400,000 at Auction

Launched in 1976, the Apple 1 motherboard was invented by Steve Wozniak in Steve Jobs' family garage.
Geoff Weiss
Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses
Ecommerce

Sotheby's Joins Up With eBay to Bring Rarefied Fine Art to Digital Masses

The move signals a democratization of the uber-elite art and collectibles market, as well as growing consumer confidence in online shopping.
Geoff Weiss
The World's Largest Video Game Collection Sells for $750,000
Video Games

The World's Largest Video Game Collection Sells for $750,000

Michael Thomasson, the seller, has auctioned off two video game collections before; the first paid for Sega Genesis, and the second paid for his wedding.
Laura Entis
Private Island Sells at $38 Million Discount
Lifestyle

Private Island Sells at $38 Million Discount

Innocence Island in the Bahamas was scooped up for a cool $17 million at auction, though its asking price had been $55 million.
Geoff Weiss
Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205
Technology

Bottle of Macallan Whisky Sells for Record-Shattering $628,205

A six-liter bottle of rare Macallan 'M' whisky became the most expensive bottle ever sold at an auction.
Laura Entis