Various bloggers claim that Internet search company Google Inc. is about to unleash a calendar-style events manager, in its latest foray against software giant Microsoft Corp.
Three different bloggers, citing anonymous sources, said Google Calendar debuts Wednesday, and it will have tie ins to Googles Gmail e-mail and Google Maps features.
"Calendaring can be done so much better," blogger Paul Kedrosky writes. "And while Google is as likely as the next company to get it wrong, the Rules of Monkeys and Typewriters applies."
Google representatives did not immediately return a phone call seeking comment.
Google whispers abound, and many end up existing only in the circular logic of the blogosphere. Generally, the ones that stick around longest tend to have a better chance of being true.
Google Calendar blogged itself into existence in February when Dave Jung flat out predicted a Google Calendar to come, after noticing that Googles automated Web crawlers were "pinging the hell" out of his churchs Web site for calendar information.
Some evidence that has been cited since involves how a likely Web address that Google would use for such a service, calendar.google.com, is active, although it does mirror Googles main Web page.
Penciling in a Google Calendar fits into Googles apparent strategy of creating an array of services to match those of Microsoft, the software giant which operates the popular MSN Internet portal.