Can the Windows Live Team Reverse the Microsoft Brain Drain?: "Another day, another Microsoft defector.
At least that's the public perception. Over the past couple of years, Microsoft brain drain has been a hot topic, with Microsoft developers and executives jumping ship for Amazon.com, Google, Technorati and a variety of other Web 2.0 players and startups.
However, despite the dearth of headlines, Microsoft has been doing its own share of poaching, too. And many of Microsoft's new big-name hires, such as Steve Berkowitz, the former Ask.com CEO who just joined Microsoft to head up the online business unit, are choosing to join Microsoft's MSN and Windows Live teams."
Timely reality check