Telecom Italia said to be mulling Metroweb buy; Jolla plans crowd-funded tablet

> TomTom signed a multi-year deal to supply navigation technology for Acer smartphones. Release

> Qualcomm chairman Paul Jacobs admitted patent licensing talks with Chinese authorities are "difficult" as the company seeks substantial payments on LTE devices in the country. Report

> Apple changed the labelling of free apps in an apparent bid to appease EU concerns the phrase may mislead consumers when applied to services providing in-app purchases. Article

> Swisscom reiterated that it is a "happy" owner of Fastweb and plans to continue to invest in the Italian broadband company. Article

> Telecom Italia is reportedly interested in buying a controlling stake in Italian fibre optic provider Metroweb. Article

> Finland's Jolla announced plans to launch a crowd-sourced tablet computer on the Sailfish operating system in the second quarter of next year. Article

> KPN may sell its 20.5 per cent stake in Telefónica Deutschland, but has made no decision as yet. Article

And finally…A woman was forced to take her husband's ashes to a T-Mobile shop in Wales to prove he could no longer pay his bills. Article

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