Quelling rumors that Yahoo may be interested in acquiring AOL, a Yahoo executive said it does not have plans to buy the rival Internet media company.
At the Fortune Brainstorm Tech 2014 conference Tuesday, Yahoo chief development officer Jackie Reses was asked whether AOL would be acquired in the next two years, to which Reses said, "Not by us," as reported by Re/code.
Marissa Mayer said she was "not satisfied" with the results.
Yahoo Search had a strong quarter with 6% year-over-year revenue growth (excluding total acquisition costs), and social, mobile, video and native-advertising areas also grew substantially, Mayer said. But the average price for its display advertising fell 24% in Q2, and revenue in category declined 8%, to $436 million.
Display advertising "remains an area of investment and transition," Mayer said, "further highlighting the fact that we need to work faster to ameliorate the negative trends."
Overall, Yahoo revenue was $1.1 billion for the second quarter of 2014, down 4% from the year prior. Net income for the period was $270 million (which included restructuring charges as well as and gains from sales of patents), down 19% from Q2 2013.
Also Tuesday, Yahoo said it amended its deal with Chinese e-commerce and Internet giant Alibaba Group to reduce the maximum number of shares Yahoo is required to sell in connection with Alibaba's IPO in the U.S., from 208 million shares to 140 million shares. This past week, Alibaba updated the prospectus for its public offering to indicate it expects to raise as much as $15 billion, while it raised the estimated value of the company from $117 billion previously to $130 billion.
Yahoo shares, after rising initially in after-hours trading Tuesday, were down 2.6%.
On the video front, the company touted its recent deal to bring for season six of "Community" to the Yahoo Screen service, along with its partnership with Live Nation to deliver live-streaming U.S. concerts on the web. In addition, Yahoo highlighted previously announced pacts for its first two original comedies: "Other Space" from Paul Feig and "Sin City Saints" from Mike Tollin.