Telecom Italia said to favour all-stock deal for Oi; Apple in London job ad blunder

> Russian operators MTS and VimpelCom have agreed to share the construction and operation of 4G networks in some regions to reduce costs amid a plummeting ruble. Article

> BlackBerry went back to the future with the launch of its Classic smartphone, which harks back to the company's roots with a full qwerty keyboard. Report

> Sony is preparing a rival to Google's Glass wearable device. Article

> Apple deleted a job advert seeking London-based Apple Pay staff that detailed plans to deploy the service through the EMEA region and India. Report

> Telecom Italia is reportedly leaning towards an all-stock offer through its Brazilian unit TIM Participacoes should it go ahead with a bid for Oi. Article

And finally…Securing contactless payment cards is all in the jeans. Article