Webwire: Opening offers boost Italy 4G sale; TouchPad production restarts

Italy’s 4G license auction is tipped to generate €3.1 billion after Telecom Italia, Vodafone, Wind and 3 Italia offered initial bids totaling €2.3 billion - just €100 million shy of original estimates for the auction’s entire value.
HP is staying the execution of its TouchPad tablet, pledging to produce a new batch of the devices to meet soaring demand that came after it slashed the price of the device.
Researchers have made a light transmission breakthrough that could pave the way for the development of high-speed internet cables tens or even hundreds of times faster than those available today.
US 4G startup LightSquared is set to testify to the US House Science, Space and Technology Committee about potential interference of its planned LTE network on government scientific research.
Founders of controversial file sharing website The Pirate Bay have launched a new file hosting service that they claim will respect copyright.
The developers of the popular Dolphin browser for Android have launched an iPhone version, using the native Safari renderer.