Does Google Plan to "Steal" Microsoft Engineers?

Google already has a sales office in Seattle but this Seattle Times business brief let's us know that the company is opening another office in suburban Kirkland.

Why?

"Some observers said yesterday Google's move is clearly intended to steal Microsoft employees."

Greg Linden from Findory adds,

"Google has some pretty extraordinary benefits and a very free-form, chaotic, research lab-like atmosphere, which is very different from the atmosphere inside of Microsoft, where things tend to be very well considered and planned out."