Jason Del Rey

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Social Commerce Startup Chirpify to Power In-Stream Credit Card Purchases

Chirpify, the social commerce platform that lets anyone sell goods or content on social networks through tweets or comments, is now allowing its customers to accept credit card payments. Previously, the only payment method was PayPal. The Portland, Ore.-based company lets people buy things on social networks with a single tweet or comment after connecting their credit card or PayPal account to the service. Chirpify charges its enterprise customers a 2.9 percent transaction fee, plus 30 cents per transaction, according to its website.


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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