Google rumored to be developing own router, also mowing own lawn, doing own laundry

There's a lot of truth in the old adage about getting something done right by doing it yourself -- but so too in the one that says it's easier to re-use than to re-build. Choosing the right option isn't easy, but if rumors currently swirling about Google turn out to be accurate it seems the company is leaning toward the former when it comes to its network routers. Big G currently relies on hardware from Juniper Networks but may be looking to develop something in-house to handle its copious quantities of bits. The company is issuing a firm "no comment," but the mere suggestion of Juniper's biggest client turning coat was enough to send its stock plummeting 5 percent.

[Via Slashdot]