Rumors have surfaced yet again that Google plans to introduce a calendar service, which would let people keep track of important dates online. Word is from Blog 2.0 that the unveiling will be at Tuesday's When 2.0 conference, which will be held at Stanford University and hosted by Esther Dyson's Release 1.0. (That's a lot of dot-Os.)
Still, Google is not slated to speak at the event, despite the appearance of rivals, including Yahoo's Raymie Stata and Microsoft's Ray Ozzie. That doesn't necessarily bar such an announcement--the search giant could always make a surprise appearance or just time the launch to the event. Why not? It already owns the domain name "Calendar.google.com" and it has cooked up many other popular Web services to compete with Yahoo, Microsoft and others outside of search. Yahoo's Jeremy Zawodny even made a wish list for Google Calendar features almost 10 months ago.