News@5: App Store Launches On Twitter, White iPhone Due In Spring & Virgin

Apple has launched an App Store account on Twitter and it has managed to get more than 83,000 followers in less than 15 hours, which is more than the other unofficial App Store Twitter account. In comparison, the five other Apple iTunes accounts have a cumulative Twitter follower count of more than 2.4 million.

Apple's long awaited white iPhone 4 has appeared on wireless carrier AT&T's internal listings, indicating that the device might be released in Spring 2011. A screen shot of AT&T's internal listing procured by Boy Genius Report informs that the white iPhone 4 will be available in 16 GB and 32 GB versions.

Virgin Media has extended its 100 Mbps broadband service to five new areas in Britain, bringing the super-fast broadband connection to an extra 150,000 households. The Internet service provider said that households in Cheshunt and Hatfield in Hertfordshire, Pentwyn in Cardiff, Southport in Merseyside and Treforest in Rhondda were now able to receive the service.

Microsoft has filed a complaint against TiVo with the US International Trade Commission (ITC) in an attempt to bar the video streaming company from importing into the country.

The BBC has confirmed that it will significantly reduce its online operations, with 203 out of the 400 individual websites that make up BBC.co.uk set to be culled. This mass closure, together with the expected departure of up to 360 employees, means that the BBC expects to slash its £103 million online budget by around a third.