Microsoft looking for the Limelight?

Silicon Alley Insider says software maker might be interested in Limelight, a player in the content delivery network arena.

Microsoft has said it plans to continue its acquisition spree this year and it is off to a good start, having announced plans on Tuesday to buy Norway's Fast Search and Transfer .

There's no shortage of rumors of who is next on Steve Ballmer's shopping list. Earlier this week, there were separate rumors that Microsoft was interested in Yahoo as well as accessories maker Logitech.

Henry Blodget of Silicon Alley Insider added another potential name to the list, saying Friday that he's heard that Microsoft might be interested in Limelight, a publicly traded company that runs a content delivery network, along the lines of what firms like Akamai provide.

Who do you think Microsoft will buy next?

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