Microsoft, Apple blog plans?

The Blog Herald reads about a panel at the upcoming Microsoft PDC conference and predicts that MS will roll out a blogging tool as part of MSN or SharePoint. SharePoint 2003 includes a “Web Log” web package for including a blog-like element in a SharePoint collaborative website, but it’s only semibakes from my perspective. MSN would be a more likely platform to launch an actual service to compete with AOL Journals, LiveJournal, Google’s Blogger, and Six Apart’s TypePad.
Over at BlogRoots, mathowie notes that iBlog is being folded – ever so delicately – into Apple’s official .Mac offerings. Matt speculates that Apple is trying not to stomp on the independent iBlog product.