Peter Kafka

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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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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