Intuit Confirms Purchase of Payvment After Shutting Down Its Commerce Platform

Payvment announced it was shutting down its Facebook commerce platform last night and handing over its customers to Ecwid, and today Intuit confirmed it is acquiring at least some of its employees. In a statement, the financial software provider said: “Intuit has acquired a team of highly skilled developers who will be of great value to the social teams at Intuit.” No other terms of the deal were disclosed. Meanwhile, Payvment’s social commerce platform and companion shopping site, Lish.com, will close as of March 1.


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Just as the atom bomb was the weapon that was supposed to render war obsolete, the Internet seems like capitalism’s ultimate feat of self-destructive genius, an economic doomsday device rendering it impossible for anyone to ever make a profit off anything again. It’s especially hopeless for those whose work is easily digitized and accessed free of charge.

— Author Tim Kreider on not getting paid for one’s work