News@5: BBC iPhone App, Windows Phone 7 Partners & You TUbe 'Music Discovery' Page

The BBC has launched a News application for Apple's iPhone and iPad in the UK. The application was launched after the corporation's ruling body, the BBC Trust, decided that the application would not affect market competition.

Microsoft has announced the five partners that will be manufacturing Windows Phone 7-based handsets on its release later this year; Dell, Asus, LG, HTC and Samsung.

Walt Disney is on the verge of acquiring Facebook game developer Playdom for around $600 million. Citing "oh, about seven" independent sources familiar with the matter, TechCrunch reports that the companies are in the final stages of acquisition talks.

You Tube has launched a revamped 'music discovery' web page designed to help users find music videos more easily. The company also plans to add a localisation feature to the page, enabling users can find information on concerts happening in their area.

AOL has released a new HTML 5-based mobile portal, and an application exclusively for Android smartphones. The company has launched them as part of its plans to enhance its presence in the online mobile content market.