Facebook CTO to leave company

Adam D'Angelo, who is 23 and one of the company's early employees, is reportedly on his way out.

Facebook Chief Technology Officer Adam D'Angelo is reportedly leaving the company to take some time off, and the social-networking site has apparently confirmed the departure.

D'Angelo, who is 23 and one of the company's early employees, reportedly sent a letter on Friday to Facebook staff about the move. Sources told Kara Swisher of All Things Digital that D'Angelo felt the position no longer fit well with his skills or interests. There have also reportedly been rumors of tension between D'Angelo and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who have known each other since high school.

Zuckerberg moved Facebook's offices from Boston to Palo Alto, Calif., in 2005 in part to be closer to D'Angelo, who was attending Caltech at the time, according to an article in the Harvard Crimson.

D'Angelo'd move comes as Facebook has reportedly borrowed $100 million to pay for the expansion of its server farms and cover other infrastructure expenses.

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