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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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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