Twitter hired a new commerce chief, Nathan Hubbard, to lead the social network in inline commerce – buying and selling within tweets, the company announced earlier this week. But the pioneer in this space is Portland, Ore.-based Chirpify, and the company’s CEO, Chris Teso, said he sees only positives forRead More
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A newly funded Chirpify is moving beyond social selling to facilitate the buying of advertised goods wherever brands are advertising. Chirpify began in July 2011 as Sell Simp.ly, allowing users to buy products by replying to tweets. In early 2012, the company received $50,000 in seed funding and rebranded asRead More
Payments platform provider Square has introduced Square Market, an online marketplace for local businesses. Square already has a strong foothold among small businesses and micro-merchants with its familiar credit card reader, but now it is entering a different space: online selling. Similar to Etsy, eBay and other online marketplaces, SquareRead More
Today is the final day of voting for the 2013 Webby Awards, which are dedicated to “honoring the best of the web.” Several financial institutions and fintech companies are among the nomineees. In the Financial Services /Banking category are the redesigned PayPal.com; Mint.com; and HelloWallet, a financial management tool; investment tool SigFig;Read More
Ribbon was caught up in Twitter’s rules for use of the medium, but Chirpify is still flying high. The Portland, Ore.-based social media payments platform is adding 200 to 300 users a day. The reason the two inline buying platforms are faring so differently hinges on Twitter’s rules for useRead More
You can now cash in on your Twitter feed. American Express introduced Amex Sync on Twitter Monday, which allows for limited payments via Twitter hashtag. American Express members can link their cards to their Twitter accounts and simply tweet hashtags of special, American Express-approved offers in order to buy products on Twitter.Read More