wait, what? Warner Bros. now owns Rotten Tomatoes
I just received this press release:
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT GROUP TO ACQUIRE FLIXSTER
Okay, so Flixster and Rotten Tomatoes will continue to be “independent”... but will they suddenly have priority access to news and trailers and other goodies related to Warner Bros. films?
And that’s just the first thing that pops to mind as a potential side effect of this.
Net content is getting more and more consolidated into corporate hands. This cannot be a good thing.
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