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

Staff writer
14 Oct 2011

Unix pioneer Dennis Ritchie dies

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 Q3 revenue grows to $7.51b

Google solidly beat analyst estimates with third-quarter sales of $7.51 billion, and net profit of $9.72 per share, as its core search advertising business proved resilient to the current global economic turmoil.


iCloud launch hit with technical problems

Some Apple users have been reporting problems installing the newly-launched iCloud suite, including losing access to email and notes services.

Washington Post

TOT, CAT investing in FTTH

Thai state-owned operators TOT and CAT are investing in rolling out FTTH services, in a bid to replace the anticipated loss of concession revenues under Thailand's new telecom regime.

Bangkok Post

Hulu no longer for sale

OTT streaming site Hulu is no longer for sale, after its owners were reportedly unable to attract the kind of offers they were looking for. Rumors suggest that bidders had baulked at the content terms the media company owners had been insisting on.

Los Angeles Times

Samsung tabs infringe Apple patents: US judge

One day after an Australian court enjoined Samsung from selling its Galaxy Tab 10.1 in Australia, the judge hearing Apple's US complaint has commented that Samsung's tablets infringe Apple's iPad patents, but that Apple will need to prove the validity of these patents to win the case.


Alactel-Lucent may sell call center business

Alcatel-Lucent shares got a bump on Thursday on reports the company plans to sell its call center business to Permira Advisors for up to $1.5 billion.


New Delhi charity develops rape alert app

In New Delhi, where police estimate a rape occurs every 18 hours, a local charity has developed a mobile app that will allow women to alert friends, family, police and social networks of a potential attack at the press of a button.


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