3 Tech Titans Making Noise: Apple Tangles with Samsung, BlackBerry’s Cash Issues, Amazon’s Phone Plans

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL): Rival smartphone maker Samsung (SSNLF.PK) could be facing sanctions over allegations that it violated a protective order regarding confidential information about patent license agreements with other companies. Apple last year provided confidential information about its various license agreements with other companies to Samsung’s attorneys, which was covered by a protective order that was designed to keep Samsung from gaining an unfair competitive advantage. However, this information could have been shared with a slew of other firms — Nokia and Ericsson among them.

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