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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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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