Orange reportedly hires banks to assess Bouygues Telecom; Hutchison said to resume talks in Italy

> Mobile operators Tigo, Airtel and Zantel agreed a deal that will enable their subscribers in Tanzania to send money to each other on their mobile phones. Release

> Deutsche Telekom's share price rose in early trading on Thursday, following reports it has agreed a deal to sell T-Mobile US to Sprint for $32 billion (€23.5 billion). Article

> Twitter agreed a deal to acquire mobile device advertising company Namo Media. Article

> UK Broadband, which is owned by Hong Kong-based PCCW, has launched a wireless broadband service in London called Relish. Article

> Orange has reportedly hired investment banks Lazard and Credit Suisse to assess a potential purchase of rival Bouygues Telecom. Article

> Encouraged by its Irish bid success, Hutchison Whampoa has reportedly resumed talks with VimpelCom over merging their Italian mobile operators Wind and 3 Italy. Article

And finally...Hollywood has it that robots will one day destroy us all. Scientists say the real threat is that one day robots will know what we had for lunch. Article