Today in Tech: The Amazon Kindle Fire

September 27, 2011: 3:30 AM ET

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Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos may unveil the Kindle Fire tomorrow.

* TechCrunch and GDGT report that Amazon (AMZN) and CEO Jeff Bezos will unveil a much-rumored color reading tablet dubbed the Kindle Fire at tomorrow's company event in New York City. If these reports prove accurate, the Kindle Fire will sport a 7-inch color display and run a customized version of the Android operating system. Even more interesting: it'll look a lot like the BlackBerry PlayBook because the two tablets share the same designer and design manufacturer. (TechCrunch and gdgt)

* Oracle (ORCL) co-President Mark Hurd gave All Things D his first interview since joining the company last year.

* That mythical Facebook iPad app may launch alongside the iPhone 5 at Apple's rumored unveiling on October 4. (Mashable)

* Google+'s traffic spiked 1,269% last week thanks in no small part to the social network's growing userbase: 43 million and counting. (Read Write Web)

* Did Spotify, which gained one million new users after Facebook's f8 conference last week, do the right thing in forcing new users to log in with their Facebook handles? (Inside Facebook and Musically)

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JP Mangalindan
JP Mangalindan
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JP Mangalindan is a San Francisco-based writer at Fortune, covering Silicon Valley. Since joining in 2010, he has written on a wide array of topics, from the turnaround of eBay to the evolution of net neutrality. A graduate of Fordham University, Mangalindan has also written for GQ, Popular Science, and Entertainment Weekly.

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