It would have to be more than double the current share price, and companies aren't spending that kind of cash. Akamai does not want to be bought and I believe a poison pill is in place. The Akamai business model is working and it may in the future be known as a cloud security company that has CDN - not the other way around! They will be protecting all the biggest companies and that is why I think they will remain a stand alone company. They will be the next IBM and tech giant. Watch as their cash reserves grow into multi-billions and they swallow companies up along the way.