3 Tech Titans Making Noise: Apple Pays for Cue, Blackberry Takes a Hit, France Targets Amazon

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Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Apple has reportedly shelled out between $50 million and $60 million for the purchase of Cue, a software developer with a personal assistant app for iPhone that shut down just this week, AppleInsider reports. The buy is likely an attempt by Apple to compete with Google Now; the app relies on a user’s emails and social networking information to push time and location-sensitive notifications.

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