linumax writes: "Two more high-level Google engineers have left the Googleplex — this time to join well-known venture capital firm Benchmark Capital. According to a story on VentureBeat, Bret Taylor and Jim Norris, two of the masterminds behind Google Maps and several other Google products, have joined the firm as "Entrepreneurs in Residence." This gives them paid positions to hang out at Benchmark's offices on Silicon Valley's Sand Hill Road and think through starting a business. They have a specific idea in mind, but are secretive about it, telling VentureBeat only that it's a "consumer Internet" company. Is the final days of Google coming?"