News@10: iPad Graphics, @earlybird's First Deal & A Cloud-Based iTunes

Twitter's revenue generating service @earlybird launched its first deal on Wednesday. In partnership with Walt Disney Studios, the company offered a special deal on tickets to see the new film, "The Sorcerer's Apprentice".

According to a recent survey by research group NDP, between 7 and 8 million iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch owners would be willing to pay for a cloud-based iTunes subscription service.

BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) has sought to reassure investors after news that the company's stocks have fallen 19 per cent so far during 2010. Co-CEO Jim Balsillie said that the fall had been prompted by the belief of many shareholders that the company would not be capable of matching its previous performance.

Internet security outfit Sophos has published a report listing the top 12 countries from which spam is sent, and that the United Kingdom has shot up from ninth place to fourth, accounting for 4.6 per cent of the world's spam.

Michael Schade, the CEO of iOS games developer Fishlabs, believes that the graphics in the next iPad will be able to be compared to the current Xbox 360 gaming console.