Palo Alto, Calif. – Facebook is now the third most valuable
Internet company in the U.S., trailing only Google (NASD: GOOG) and Amazon (NASD: AMZN), according to a
report by Bloomberg.

The company’s $41 billion estimated value is based on its
share price of $16 on SecondMarket, an exchange for shares of privately held

That puts it ahead of eBay, which is currently valued at $39.3
billion on the Nasdaq.

Google leads the way at $193 billion, followed by Amazon
at $74.4 billion.

Facebook, which has more than 500 million members, has seen
its value on SecondMarket triple over the past year, according to a person
familiar with the data, which isn’t released publicly.


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