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Social Commerce Startup Chirpify Raises $2 Million

Chirpify, the Portland, Ore.-based startup that allows users of social networks like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook to pay for items inside a particular stream, has secured an additional $2 million in venture funding from Voyager Capital. This, along with capital from previous angel investors Andy Liu, Rudy Gadre, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes and others, brings the total amount of funds raised to $3.3 million.


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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