Webwire: Unix pioneer dies; Google Q3 revenue grows to $7.5b

The tech industry lost a third pioneer in a little over a week with the death of Dennis Ritchie – creator of the Unix operating system and C programming language – yesterday.
Google solidly beat analyst estimates with third-quarter sales of $7.51 billion (€5.4 billion) and net profit of $9.72 per share, as its core search advertising business proved resilient to the current global economic turmoil.
Apple’s strict controls over access to new models is evidenced by the fact co-founder Steve Wozniak has been forced to line up outside one of the firm’s stores to buy a new iPhone 4S, which goes on sale in seven countries today.
UK MPs have defeated an attempt to block use of Twitter during parliamentary debates.
A US judge claims Samsung’s Galaxy Tab devices do infringe Apple patents, but states Apple must prove those patents are valid under US law.
Alcatel-Lucent shares got a bump Thursday on reports the company plans to sell its call center business to Permira Advisors for up to $1.5 billion (€1 billion)

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