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The Flixster Dudes Talk About Rotten Tomatoes Deal and More!

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Last week, right after Flixster announced it had acquired Rotten Tomatoes from News Corp. (NWS) in exchange for a stake in the combined pair, BoomTown visited its HQ in San Francisco.

Bringing together the social movie site with one that provides premium movie reviews, said Flixster execs, will make the site a must for both consumers and advertisers.

At least that’s the hope.

Here’s my video interview with Flixster co-founder and CEO Joe Greenstein, co-founder and CTO Saran Chari and COO Steve Polsky in which they talk about the deal and where the companies are headed (mobile? television?):


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work