MySpace to Buy Flixster


The rollup of entertainment startups by MySpace might not be over. Fresh off the acquisitions of music services iLike and iMeem, the social network is now reportedly eyeing Flixster, a popular movie rating site that also has its apps on social networking sites and mobile platforms.

The reason for the interest, according to AllThingsD, is “to combine it with Rotten Tomatoes, another News Corp.-owned site run by its IGN Entertainment division.” The report calls the deal price “unclear.” While such news seemingly comes out of nowhere, the companies have worked together in the past, and Flixster is one of the biggest sites that uses MySpace ID, the social network’s competitor to Facebook Connect.

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