There's a rumor that Google is considering opening an office in Research Triangle Park, to tap into the local engineering talent.
Sam Ruby has linked to a Marketing Pilgrim posting, with commentary that links to the root Southeast VC posting (also picked up by Triangle Tech Journal).
It looks like Google has U.S. engineering offices in Mountain View (headquarters), New York, Kirkland WA, Santa Monica, and Phoenix. RTP would be a nice addition.
NEW: Apparently Google is in fact looking for real estate in RTP. From the News and Observer, Raleigh's local newspaper: "Google looks for local offices"