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Google’s First Ever Employee Craig Silverstein Leaves for Kahn Academy

Craig Silverstein - search giant Google's first ever employee has revealed that he is parting his way with the company in order to serve the popular online learning organisation Kahn Academy.

The reports of Silverstein's departure from the company first surfaced on Wednesday in the Edsurge newsletter which was later confirmed by Google. Silverstein happened to be Google's third personnel after the company's founder Larry Page and Sergey Brin. Throughout his career in Google, Silverstein was assigned a wide range of tasks and responsibilities under various profiles.

However, of all, it must have been the developing of the very foundation of the search engine, which can be deemed as his most crucial and valued contribution to Google. He started working with Page and Brin in their Stanford University dorm rooms even before Google first saw the day light in 1998.

Though, Silverstein confirmed that he was joining Kahn Academy, he could not reveal much information regarding his new responsibilities.

"I am as passionate about Google's mission now as I've ever been, and as proud of the work we're doing to achieve it." Silverstein wrote in a goodbye email to staff reports All Things D.

"While a lot has changed at Google over the years, I think we've done a remarkable job of staying true to our core mission of making the world a better place by making information more accessible and useful", he further added.

"It's hard to leave Google after so long, but I'm excited by the opportunities at Khan. I don't know exactly what I'll be doing at Khan - programming of some sort - but I'm sure I'll find out more next week. :-)" Silverstein stated in an emailed statement to Silicon Beat.