GMail tasks is cool, but reminds me of Microsoft

GMail now has a built-in task manager, which is cool.  I’ll probably use it, although I tend to just use my inbox as a cheap man’s to-do list.

But the feature announcement reminds me of Microsoft, in that it cannibalizes a decent partner, Remember The Milk.  It’s a bit David vs. Goliath-ish, with RTM as David obviously.  
M$ played the Goliath role for a long time, nurturing small partners until it ate them up.  In recent years, I think it’s improved, with Microsoft as likely to buy as to compete outright.
Is Google heading down the same path?