Flixster Eats Up Rotten Tomatoes

Social movie website Flixster.com encourages users to share movie ratings and write reviews. Earlier this week Flixster acquired another movie reviews website RottenTomatoes.com. RottenTomatoes.com was owned by IGN Entertainment which is a subsidiary of News Corporation. Last month it was rumored that MySpace may buy out Flixster, but that did not come into fruition.

News Corporation will maintain a stake in the combined Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster company. Flixster has mobile applications on the iPhone, Palm Pre, BlackBerry, and Android. Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster will operate as separate entities.

This article was written by Amit Chowdhry. You can follow me at @amitchowdhry or on Google+ at
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