By JP Mangalindan
September 27, 2011

Fortune’s curated selection of newsworthy tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the newsletter delivered to you every day.

* 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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