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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.
News Bytelaunching in Japan, the company announced on Thursday. Japanese merchants can get a Square Reader for free and can start accepting payments with it for 3.25 percent of each transaction. The launch comes a day after Square confirmed to AllThingsD that Alyssa Cutright, its vice president of international, left the company in March after just one year on the job. Cutright oversaw Square’s launch in its one other international market, Canada. Square’s arrival in Japan comes one year after PayPal announced that its Square competitor PayPal Here would be available in the Asian country.