Sun, BEA, and Microsoft All Losing Key Staff to Google, Inc. (LinuxWorld) "What do Sun's Joshua Bloch, BEA's Adam Bosworth, and three developers from Microsoft's team including Joe Beda, the lead developer on Avalon, have in common? The answer is that all left their respective employers recently...to join Google, Inc.
The big question now exercizing the technology community is: what are they up to?
Speculation is rife, given their respective talents, that they may be part of a concerted Googleplan to out-Microsoft Microsoft in the browser space, by devising a rival to Internet Explorer."
Via Watching Microsoft Like a Hawk