Today in Tech: Amazon’s secret book publishing weapon by JP Mangalindan @FortuneMagazine January 26, 2012, 9:07 AM EDT E-mail Tweet Facebook Google Plus Linkedin Share icons Fortune’s curated selection of tech stories from the last 24 hours. Sign up to get the round-up delivered to you each and every day. * Meet Larry Kirschbaum, the former Time Warner Book Group head who now runs Amazon Publishing. Bloomberg Businessweek’s Brad Stone profiles the man quietly leading the charge to build a new publishing empire one e-book author at a time. Also in Amazon-related news, the company announced the AWS Storage Gateway, computer-installed software that lets users connect to Amazon’s storage cloud and safely transmit corporate data. (Bloomberg Businessweek and The New York Times) * The New York Times continues its series of in-depth Apple-focused features, this time focusing on worker safety in Chinese manufacturing plants. (The New York Times) * A look at SAP SAP company chairman Hasso Plattner’s attempt to transform business computing again through the use of cheaper memory chips in servers. (The Wall Street Journal) * Whether you’re already over that new iPhone 4S or simply sat this generation out, you may be interested in hearing how the iPhone 5 is shaping up. A Foxconn source tells 9 to 5 Mac that production of the iPhone 5 is gearing up. The new handset will reportedly feature a 4-plus inch screen and come longer and wider than previous version. (9 to 5 Mac) * Netflix’s fourth quarter earnings beat expectations with sales of $876 million, but it warns that its international expansion plans may mean little or no profit this year. The company also expects Amazon AMZN to launch a standalone video service with cheaper pricing. (All Things D) Don’t miss the latest tech news. Sign up now to get Today in Tech emailed every morning.