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Warner Bros. Buys Rotten Tomatoes and Flixster

It seems like just yesterday Flixster purchased Rotten Tomatoes from News Corp., and now it’s already involved in another acquisition deal. However, this time around, it’s not Flixster doing the buying. No, this time, Flixster is being sold.

Warner Bros. announced this afternoon that it had purchased Flixster, and that Rotten Tomatoes was included in the deal. "Under the terms of the deal, Flixster will continue to operate independently and will expand its services beyond movie discovery to enable digital content ownership and delivery across any connected digital device," the company said in a statement.

Pricing for the deal wasn’t disclosed, although rumors of the acquisition, which first surfaced at the end of March over on AllThingsD, said the price being discussed was between $60 million and $90 million.

Though we don't have any numbers, Silicon Alley Insider managed to get a hold of the memo sent to Flixster staff 10 minutes after the sale was agreed. The email assures staff that no one is getting laid off and says the acquisition is part of an effort to "provide a platform to improve the user experience of owning and watching digital movies from any device."

Check the full memo below: