Vodafone Italy to reach 7M homes with FTTH; Uber hires lobbyist to press its case in Europe

> Masergy Communications claimed a world's first with the launch of a cloud-based analytics service for enterprise unified communications. Release

> European Union representatives again argued for global net neutrality, and that the web should be free of state control, in a joint statement to the Internet Governance Forum in Istanbul. Release

> Uber Technologies hired lobbyist Mark MacGann to argue the case for its taxi-sharing mobile app with European regulators, amid growing resistance to the service. Article

> Apple is investigating fresh claims of labour violations at the factory of one of its Chinese suppliers. Report

> Dish Network has reportedly recently contacted Deutsche Telekom to express interest in the German operator's T-Mobile US unit. Article

> Vodafone Italy is to build out its fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network to 7 million homes in the coming 2-3 years. Article

And finally…Chopsticks get new smarts to detect whether or not food is safe to eat. Article