Rumor Of AT&T Acquiring Akamai Appears To Be The Latest Of Many

I've been bombarded with calls and e-mails all morning asking me if I know anything about the the rumor that AT&T is looking to take over Akamai. For the record, I have not heard anything substantial and every few months we keep hearing a rumor like this. Funny thing is, you never seem to know where the rumor started or who it was started by. It seems that every quarter, for at least the past two years, rumors have circulated that AT&T, Cisco, IBM or Microsoft is going to take Akamai out of the market. Sure, it could always happen, (well not Microsoft) but I don't know of anything currently taking place.