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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.
News Byteannounced 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.