Telecom Italia clears Metroweb pursuit; EC backs Telefónica, Orange

> Apple stayed tight lipped over reports it is due to introduce two new versions of its iPad tablet on Oct. 16. Report

> Microsoft claims Samsung owes it $6.9 million (€5.5 million) in unpaid smartphone patent royalties in a lawsuit filed in the U.S. Article

> UK retailer Tesco hopes to replicate its successful entry into the tablet market with an updated, larger, version of its Android-powered Hudl tablet. Report

> European Commission finds that Deutsche Telekom, Orange and Telefónica did not squeeze out content providers. Article

> Telecom Italia CEO Marco Patuano has reportedly been given the go ahead to bid for a stake in Metroweb. Article

And finally…An eBay user is seeking at least $61,000 (€48,596) for a prototype iPhone 6 that may not even be usable due to the device lacking Apple's latest iOS operating system. Article