From an article dated 6/2/2011, this quote from Leighton:
"If I were a big company I'd want to buy us! We're a unique entity, nobody does things like we do, nobody has the technology we've developed. And we do things that are important for the Internet. There's tremendous potential. It's natural to see rumours from time to time about a much bigger entity having an interest in Akamai. Our goal is to work with all of those big players. I would guess that as long as we're successful there will be rumours."