Today in Tech: Is Facebook a viable business?

February 3, 2012: 10:45 AM ET

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* Slate columnist Farhad Manjoo explores whether Facebook is a solid business given its unconventional mission to make "the world more open and connected." (Slate)

* Zynga CEO Mark Pincus on why we're in the middle of a secular movement to free-to-play gaming. (VentureBeat)

* One group of European regulators has asked Google (GOOG) to halt the introduction of its new privacy policy, which would consolidate its 60 guidelines covering various services like Gmail and Google+ into one, until it can investigate whether that policy adequately protects users' personal data. (Reuters)

* Venture capitalist Marc Andreessen on where tech is headed this year and why Silicon Valley remains the industry's ground zero. (GigaOm)

* Amazon (AMZN) launched an online shopping service in India named Junglee. For now, the site contains links that direct users to other sites selling goods, however Junglee will eventually list Amazon.com goods as well. (Bloomberg)

* How three-year-old startup Uber is shaking up the crusty taxi system. (Fortune)

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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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