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On today's edition of "MarketFoolery," the new daily podcast from The Motley Fool, we debate the following topics:

Social gaming company Zynga could be valued at more than $7 billion. Are there really that many people playing FarmVille and CityVille? A reported $400 million in profits last year says the answer is yes.

JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM  ) is planning to start a fund for social media companies. Is this a savvy investment or just the latest sign of a tech bubble?

Speaking of social media companies, Facebook's valuation is roughly the same as Disney's (NYSE: DIS  ) . Which company would you rather own in five years?

And the epic battle begins tonight on Jeopardy! It's Watson, the IBM (NYSE: IBM  ) supercomputer, against former Jeopardy champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Our analysts weigh in with predictions.

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Chris Hill owns shares of Disney but he has never been to FarmVille. Disney is a recommendation of Motley Fool Inside Value and Stock Advisor. The Motley Fool's disclosure policy brings the love every day, not just Valentine's Day.


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  • Report this Comment On February 14, 2011, at 7:15 PM, BearFL wrote:

    I would definitely rather own Disney than Facebook. Disney has ABC, ESPN, Pixar, Marvel, theme parks worldwide, merhcandise, movies, resorts, cruise lines, resturants, etc. Facebook could vaporize in a few years when the next new thing comes out...remember MySpace anyone??

  • Report this Comment On February 14, 2011, at 8:33 PM, WilliamaA wrote:

    Ah, Fool, we knew you when! What hath becometh thee? Thoust so resemble the National Enquirer, whose stories so titilate but little inform. Ex-loyal followers long for the days of yore, before you were acquired by Rupert Murdock.

  • Report this Comment On February 15, 2011, at 9:28 AM, TMFWizard wrote:

    Thanks for both comments.

    @BearFL - I agree, and I do own shares of Disney. My colleague Ron Gross (who runs our MDP service) makes the point on the podcast that if the timeline were Facebook vs. Disney in 10 years, he'd take Disney in a heartbeat. FB is a dicier bet over that time frame than over 5 years.

    @WilliamaA - I fear you've been disappointed by this article! Just to set your expectations accordingly, I was merely trying to provide a glimpse of what we talked about on the podcast. To get the depth of analysis and information you appear to be seeking, please click the link and give a listen. MarketFoolery is taped every Mon-Thurs and features our analysts discussing a few of the major stories of the day.

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