Portland startup enables Facebook purchases

| Print |  Email
Must Reads
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Portland startup Chirpify expanded its online commerce technology to Facebook. It offers a similar service on Twitter and Instagram.

Country star Tim McGraw had already been selling an album on his Facebook page, using Chirpify's technology. Today, Chiprify said that Adidas, the Portland Trail Blazers, Portland Timbers, and bands including Owl City and Neon Trees will also offer Facebook purchases.

Chirpify, which raised $1.3 million in venture capital last year, is among the highest profile companies among a cluster of Portland financial technology startups. They are using advances in social media and mobile payments in commercial markets. Others in the cluster include mobile banking startup Simple and digital gift card specialist Giftango.

Read more at OregonLive.com.

{biztweet}chirpify{/biztweet}

 

More Articles

Quake as metaphor

Linda Baker
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
071515-earthquakia-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

The Big One serves as an allegory for Portland, a city that earns plaudits for lifestyle and amenities but whose infrastructure is, literally, crumbling.


Read more...

The Private 150: From Strength to Strength

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

Revenues in Oregon's private, for profit sector maintained solid growth as the economy continued to rebound.


Read more...

5 things to know about veterans in the workforce

The Latest
Wednesday, July 01, 2015
070215-vetsthumbBY JACOB PALMER | DIGITAL NEWS EDITOR

There are more than 10 million former military members working in the United States.


Read more...

Reader Input: Fair Play

May 2015
Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Former Governor John Kitzhaber's resignation in February prompted some soul searching in this state about ethical behavior in industry and government.


Read more...

Fueling Up for the Climb

July/August 2015
Friday, July 10, 2015
BY GREGG MORRIS

Rita Hansen aims to scale natural gas vehicle innovation.


Read more...

Stemming the tide of money in politics

Linda Baker
Wednesday, June 10, 2015
 jeff-lang-2012-thumbBY LINDA BAKER

Jeff Lang and his wife Rae used to dole out campaign checks like candy.  “We were like alcoholics,” Lang says. ”We couldn’t just give a little.”


Read more...

Staffing Challenge

July/August 2015
Monday, July 13, 2015
BY KIM MOORE

A conversation with Greg Lambert, president of Mid Oregon Personnel Services.


Read more...
Oregon Business magazinetitle-sponsored-links-02
SPONSORED LINKS