Today in Tech: Inside Google X

November 14, 2011: 1:06 AM ET

Fortune's curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the weekend. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you every day.

* Our review of Amazon's (AMZN) long-awaited Kindle Fire tablet. Is it the tablet market's next great white hope or just a lot of hype? Meanwhile, Jeff Bezos gives Wired's Steven Levy a piece of his mind. (Fortune and Wired)

* A first, inside look at Google X, a top secret lab where the Internet giant is working on a list of 100 "shoot-for-the-stars" ideas. (The New York Times)

* The wildly popular video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 raked in $400 million in 24 hours, a new record. (Boy Genius Report)

* How Google (GOOG), eBay (EBAY) and PayPal are gearing up for a mobile-focused holiday shopping season. (TechCrunch)

* An Adobe (ADBE) employee on why mobile Flash died. (TechCrunch)

* Ken Parks, head of Spotify's New York office, explains how exactly the growing music service works. (NPR)

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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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