Former Google.org chief joining new Skoll venture (AFP via Yahoo! News)

Wednesday, April 15th, 2009

Larry Brilliant, the founding executive director of Google.org, the philanthropic arm of the Internet search giant, is leaving the company to head a venture backed by the Skoll Foundation.

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Google Goes Geothermal (New York Times)

Wednesday, August 20th, 2008

Google ?s philanthropic arm is investing in two geothermal companies, while also providing a grant to Southern Methodist University to further study renewable energy bubbling from below the earth?s surface.

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