John Cook at the Seattle PI has the scoop that UW CS professors Brian Bershad and Craig Chambers "are joining Google's new development office in Seattle's Fremont neighborhood" and that "Bershad will lead the new Fremont office."
I have to say, this is quite the coup for Google. Shiva Shivakumar at Google Kirkland is quoted in the article as saying, "These two are spectacular", an opinion that matches my own experience with Brian and Craig during my years at UW CS.
By the way, I first heard rumors of this from Erik Selberg. Very cool to see those rumors confirmed.
Update: John Cook at the Seattle PI posts details of his tour of the Google Fremont office.