From an article in New York Times:
Google executives say they plan to unveil on Wednesday a "communications tool" that is potentially a clear step beyond the company's search-related business focus.This is something that was long speculated. I can hardly wait to see what Google has up its sleeve this time round. By the way, I've heard some good things about the new Google Sidebar. I'll be giving it a try as soon as I find some time.
While executives would not disclose what the new software tool might be, Google has long been expected to introduce an instant messaging service to compete with services offered by America Online, Yahoo and MSN from Microsoft.