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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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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald