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Industry Moves: Former Philanthropy Chief Brilliant Leaves Google

Two months ago, Larry Brilliant was bumped up into the role of chief philanthropic evangelist at Google (NSDQ: GOOG). Now, he’s leaving the search giant for a new job. Brilliant will head up a new $100 million grant-making fund at the Skoll Foundation, which is led by former *eBay* president Jeff Skoll.

Before moving on to his new Google job in February, Brilliant was executive director at Google’s philanthropic arm, Google.org. In a blog post Tuesday announcing his departure, Brilliant said he was “not ‘leaving Google’ so much as … going down the road to work with a friend and colleague and I hope that in the coming months and years we can expand that relationship even more.” (Hmmm. Sure seems to us like he’s leaving Google.)