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Social Commerce Start-Up Chirpify Extends Payments Platform to Instagram

Social Web commerce platform Chirpify now supports in-stream payments on Instagram, the company announced on Tuesday. The company first began as a way for merchants to sell items to followers on Twitter from within the stream, only requiring buyers to “@reply” to sellers with simple commands like “Buy” or “Donate.” The launch on the new Instagram platform comes complete with a number of celebrity merchants touting their wares.


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The problem with the Billionaire Savior phase of the newspaper collapse has always been that billionaires don’t tend to like the kind of authority-questioning journalism that upsets the status quo.

— Ryan Chittum, writing in the Columbia Journalism Review about the promise of Pierre Omidyar’s new media venture with Glenn Greenwald