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MySpace May Be After Flixster

MySpace acquisition or partnership possible

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Over the past several months, MySpace has become much more formidable thanks to some new features, a deal with a record label, and a couple of acquisitions.  It looks like the growth spurt may not be over, either, as a report’s indicated that MySpace is now interested in getting to know Flixster.

Flixster is a sort of social networking site organized around movies.  It’s not as popular as Amazon’s IMDB, but could prove valuable because, according to Compete, it pulls in more unique visitors than News Corp.’s Rotten Tomatoes (3.4 million versus 2.2 million in November, for example).

As for what MySpace might do with Flixster, Kara Swisher wrote, "Whether this is an acquisition or more of a larger partnership deal with News Corp. digital entertainment sites is unclear.  Several sources said a purchase was a possibility, while others talked about a more complex deal that did not necessarily mean a purchase."

Neither relationship is hard to imagine.  Would-be users can already register on Flixster with a MySpace account, proving that the two can coexist.  But MySpace has bought iLike and Imeem in recent days, demonstrating that it likes to own things outright.

We’ll keep an eye on the situation.  Just don’t count on any deals getting sealed in the immediate future since things tend to wind down in December.

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MySpace May Be After Flixster
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