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Warner Bros. Buys Flixster, Rotten Tomatoes

Warner Bros. has acquired movie recommendation site Flixster, along with rating service Rotten Tomatoes. Time Warner’s movie unit didn’t disclose a price, but Kara Swisher, who reported on sales talks in March, reported that Flixster was looking for $60 million to $90 million. News Corp., which owned a minority stake in Flixster, also owns this Web site.


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Another gadget you don’t really need. Will not work once you get it home. New model out in 4 weeks. Battery life is too short to be of any use.

— From the fact sheet for a fake product entitled Useless Plasticbox 1.2 (an actual empty plastic box) placed in L.A.-area Best Buy stores by an artist called Plastic Jesus