Report: Armstrong wants a Yahoo/AOL deal, but Mayer not a fan

Tim Armstrong would "dearly love" to merge AOL (AOL +2.1%) with Yahoo (YHOO +0.8%), and has (in "sideways ways") brought it up to Marissa Mayer and others, sources tell Kara Swisher.

However, while many at both companies see value in a deal, given content, video, and ad synergies, Mayer reportedly considers it "small, unexciting, uninspiring and backward-looking."

Mayer would, however, like to buy the Huffington Post. But Armstrong is said to be uninterested in selling the site by itself.

The report follows a Sun Valley talk between Mayer and Armstrong that fueled speculation the CEOs were talking about a deal.

Yahoo's Q2 report arrives tomorrow. The Street is hoping some clarity will be given on Yahoo's plans for its Alibaba IPO windfall.

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  • jeepnsam
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    14 Jul 2014, 04:50 PM Reply Like
  • psychological-dividends
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    I'd rather have the Huffingtonpost too.
    14 Jul 2014, 06:12 PM Reply Like
    , contributor
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    She is waiting on Alibaba to buy them.
    15 Jul 2014, 07:49 AM Reply Like
  • Alpwolf
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    could be the other way around...
    who knows who wants who...
    who pretends to know what was said
    and has the answer...
    the two who talked don't seem to have them !
    just saying...
    15 Jul 2014, 09:25 AM Reply Like
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