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* 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)
* Ken Parks, head of Spotify's New York office, explains how exactly the growing music service works. (NPR)
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Online games such as Age of Conan and Farmville are hot. Now industry leader Activision Blizzard is jumping into the fray with a new Internet strategy.
When videogame publisher Activision announced its merger with Vivendi Games in late 2007, analysts predicted that Vivendi's Blizzard unit, maker of the hugely popular Internet-based fantasy game World of Warcraft, would help Activision migrate to the online world.
Three years later the combined company, Activision Blizzard, MOREStephanie N. Mehta, Deputy Managing Editor - Dec 20, 2010 5:00 AM ET
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