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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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I think the NSA has a job to do and we need the NSA. But as (physicist) Robert Oppenheimer said, “When you see something that is technically sweet, you go ahead and do it and argue about what to do about it only after you’ve had your technical success. That is the way it was with the atomic bomb.”

— Phil Zimmerman, PGP inventor and Silent Circle co-founder, in an interview with Om Malik