FACEBOOK'S CTO Brett Taylor has announced his resignation from the company.
Taylor announced on Friday that he is leaving Facebook after four years at the social network, in order to work on a startup with his friend Kevin Gibbs, one of Google's chief engineers. It's likely he could be secretly plotting to compete against Facebook, as he joined the company after starting his own social networking venture called Friendfeed.
In a leaving note posted, of course, on his Facebook page, Taylor said, "I'm sad to be leaving, but I'm excited to be starting a company with my friend Kevin Gibbs.
"While a transition like this is never easy, I'm extremely confident in the teams and leadership we have in place. I'm very proud of our recent accomplishments in our platform and mobile products, from Open Graph and App Center to Facebook Camera and our IOS integration.
"I want to give a special thanks to Mark Zuckerberg. You've not only been my boss for the past three years, but my mentor and one of my closest friends."
Taylor's departure might come as a surprise to some, as he last week got up on stage at Apple's Worldwide Developer Conference (WWDC) to talk about how Facebook will integrate with IOS. µ
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