Rumors of a potential merger resurfaced after the ouster of former Yahoo CEO Carol Bartz, and Armstrong was believed to be a big proponent of the deal.
However, Armstrong said the following on Wednesday:
“… When I think about our company and where our future is, and those things, it’s really as an independent entity, and being very focused on our core strategy.”
Both AOL and Yahoo, early titans of the Internet, have struggled in past years. However, Armstrong seems to be very pleased with his company's performance in the third quarter.
Yahoo has denied any interest in merging with AOL.
Here's the video of Kafka's interview, also courtesy of AllThingsD: