That's what I've been hearing on Twitter today. FutureBook 2010 is going on right now, and today Scott Dougall of Google was the centerpiece. I know a couple people who attended the conference, and they reported basically the same thing that the WSJ just published:
The long-delayed venture—Google executives had said they hoped to launch this summer—recently has cleared several technical and legal hurdles, people close to the company say. It is set to debut in the U.S. by the end of the month and internationally in the first quarter of next year, said Scott Dougall, a Google product management director.