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Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

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Making purchases from your social media feeds just got easier thanks to Chirpify. The Portland-based startup is now allowing its members to pay using their credit and debit cards, as well automated clearing house (ACH) payments. Previously, using PayPal was the only way to make purchases. Now, Chirpify users can...
Chirpify goes beyond PayPal, now accepts credit, debit card payments

BuddyTV Guide's iOS app is now listing Hulu Plus' content

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Hulu Plus is now integrated to BuddyTV Guide’s iOS app, its parent company BuddyTV announced. As you may know, Hulu Plus is Hulu’s premium film & TV streaming service – and is currently only available in the US. As for Buddy TV, it is a TV discovery platform that boasts 5 million unique...
BuddyTV Guide's iOS app is now listing Hulu Plus' content
Social commerce platform Chirpify expands to Instagram

On a roll: Keith Richards using Chirpify to sell t-shirts

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Portland-based Chirpify is on a roll, quite literally. The payments-through-Twitter platform already had the likes of Green Day, Wale and Kat Graham use its service, but now Rolling Stones legend Keith Richards is on Chirpify as well. Richards is selling a limited edition t-shirt for $29.99 and is using Chirpify...
On a roll: Keith Richards using Chirpify to sell t-shirts
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Chirpify raises $2M in fresh cash, partners with Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg

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Things are flying for Portland-based Chirpify, as the startup just announced a $2 million round led by Seattle firm Voyager Capital. Combined with a $1.3 million round one year ago, total funding sits at $3.3 million. Chirpify, which allows you to make purchases via your Facebook, Twitter and Instagram feeds, also...
Chirpify raises $2M in fresh cash, partners with Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg

Chirpify gets $2M to further growth in social commerce, adds Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg as customers

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Social commerce and payments platform Chirpify has raised a $2 million Series A round of funding from Voyager Capital. The company says that it will be using the newfound capital to further its growth in the payments space and help customers purchase items from within Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. Alongside...
Chirpify gets $2M to further growth in social commerce, adds Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg as customers

Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

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Evomote is a Spanish startup that hopes to transform your smartphone into a personalized TV guide, and its pitch during the Wayra Madrid Demo Day earlier this week was very well received. This was a good example of how much startups can change during an acceleration program – for the better. When...
Evomote hopes to improve content discoverability – with the help of your pay TV operator

In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

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We don’t have much to go on, and even well placed ears are coming up short in finding more information, but a few things are clear: a company in stealth, called Top Level Spectrum, has landed $415,030 in funding. That, in and of itself, is meaningless. However, the company has two...
In stealth: Top Level Spectrum snags $415,030

GeekWire Radio: Windows 8, Apple, BuddyTV and a new era in the digital living room

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BuddyTV's Andy Liu in the KIRO studios. (Erynn Rose photo) This week on the GeekWire radio show and podcast, we chat with BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu about all the changes happening in the digital living room — as exemplified by BuddyTV’s apps and Liu’s own elaborate living-room setup. We also...
GeekWire Radio: Windows 8, Apple, BuddyTV and a new era in the digital living room

BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration

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Even when you're watching TV alone, you've always got a friend in BuddyTV Guide -- the personalized listings and remote control app. Now, in addition to content providers Netflix, iTunes and Amazon, it's inviting another player to the viewing party: Hulu Plus. Subscribers to the service will be able...
BuddyTV Guide app adds Hulu Plus integration
Startup News: BuddyTV Makes it Easier to Watch the Good Parts of the Olympics; Vayable Announces Y-Combinator Backing

Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account

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It was only a matter of time. Tweets are now transactions. A new service called Chirpify has opened Twitter to e-commerce, enabling people to buy, sell, donate, pay and otherwise transact in-stream with their Twitter accounts. It's a storefront upload that's already being adopted by big companies like Hewlett-Packard,...
Chirpify: Buy, Sell, Donate With Your Twitter Account
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Get your democracy on: Chirpify launches campaign donations via Twitter

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Portland-based Chirpify is helping this year’s presidential candidates raise funds by allowing users to donate to either Obama or Romney’s campaigns via Twitter. The Twitter-based commerce platform will allow users to give money to either candidate via its new in-stream Twitter donation platform, launching today. Chirpify also reports that at...
Get your democracy on: Chirpify launches campaign donations via Twitter

BuddyTV adds movie and TV trailers, self-loathing binges on ‘Real Housewives’ optional

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Don’t you hate it when you invest a good six or seven minutes into something like Lifetime’s “7 Days of Sex” or Animal Planet’s “Hillbilly Handfishin’,”  only to discover that, well, you wasted six or seven minutes of your life? Well, now decisions on which shows to watch can be...
BuddyTV adds movie and TV trailers, self-loathing binges on ‘Real Housewives’ optional

Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

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Chirpify, a payment platform that uses Twitter to conduct transactions, opened the eyes of a lot of brands and retailers when its commerce service launched in February by showing them how Twitter could help them sell directly to followers. Hewlett-Packard, Nestle and Powerbar are among some of the brands that have signed...
Chirpify raises $1.3 million, expands Twitter payment platform

Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this crazy song?

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This week’s Name that Tech Tune challenge is one of the more eclectic songs we’ve ever had. It’s a bit obscure — and therefore pretty difficult — but we will give you the clue that it’s the soundtrack for the bootup animation on a television-related product. If you think you...
Name that Tech Tune: Can you identify this crazy song?

Chirpify Grabs $1.3 Million to Bring Digital Payments to Twitter

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There’s a ton of companies trying to define commerce on Facebook, but here’s one company targeting Twitter. Chirpify is announcing today that it has raised $1.3 million in capital to build a payment platform on top of the popular micro-blogging service. Investors in the round include Voyager Capital of Seattle...
Chirpify Grabs $1.3 Million to Bring Digital Payments to Twitter

EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

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EveryMove, an alum of TechStars’ Seattle accelerator program building what they’ve dubbed a “mileage plan for health benefits, today announced that it has closed a $2.6 million round of series A financing. Participating investors include Penera Blue Cross, Blue Cross, Blue Shield of Nebraska, BlueCross BlueShield Venture Partners, Founders Co-op,...
EveryMove Nabs $2.6M From Blue Cross, BuddyTV Co-founder To Help You Reduce Health Costs

Twitter commerce platform Chirpify raises $1.3M from social media execs

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By turning tweets into transactions, startup Chirpify has secured an important transaction of its own. The young, Portland-based company has raised $1.3 million from social media executives and angels in its first formal round of funding. Voyager Capital, angel investor Geoff Entress, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, former Facebook executive...
Twitter commerce platform Chirpify raises $1.3M from social media execs

Filing: Stealthy startup Top Level Spectrum lands cash

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Seattle angel investor Andy Liu has made a number of new startup bets this month On the GeekWire podcast a few weeks ago, Seattle angel investor and BuddyTV co-founder Andy Liu noted that he’s been making a number of investments in recent months. We’ve reported on a few of those...
Filing: Stealthy startup Top Level Spectrum lands cash

Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem

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Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Andy Liu, CEO of BuddyTV Guide, a channel guide app available on iOS, Android and Google TV. There is no debating that consumer adoption of Google TV is extremely disappointing. Logitech has dropped out of the business, several online publications including this one have...
Google TV Needs To Decide: Platform Or Closed Ecosystem

After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

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Why pay cash, when you can just trade for services? That’s the question driving BizX, which is not your traditional startup. Founded in 2002 by Bob Bagga, Chris Haddawy and Raj Kapoor, the Bellevue-based online bartering service last year posted revenue of $10 million after helping to facilitate more than $60...
After bootstrapping to $10M in sales, BizX scores real cash for virtual currency

Olympic fever? BuddyTV's mobile program guide helps sports fans find the action

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With more than 5,500 hours of television programming scheduled for the London Olympics, TV viewers can tune in to nearly every water polo splash, equestrian jump and table tennis smash. But, really, how in the heck are people going to keep up with the action given all of the choices?...
Olympic fever? BuddyTV's mobile program guide helps sports fans find the action

Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

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Chirpify is announcing that it’s scored $1.3 million in funding from an impressive array of investors, including Voyager Capital, HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, TiE Oregon Angels, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, investor Geoff Entress and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre. The company is also launching its Twitter Commerce for Digital Content...
Chirpify raises $1.3M from Hootsuite, Facebook vets to build Twitter platform for digital commerce

Chirpify lands $1.3M to sell music and concert tickets through Twitter

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The Chirpify dashboard turns Twitter into a transactional platform Twitter is great for sharing content. But when it comes to actually conducting commerce, the fast-growing social networking service leaves something to be desired. Portland’s Chirpify wants to solve that problem, and it just landed $1.3 million in a first round...
Chirpify lands $1.3M to sell music and concert tickets through Twitter

Buuteeq checks in with $2 million in funding to expand hotel marketing platform

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Buuteeq has reeled in an addition $2 million in capital from a long list of angel investors in Seattle and Silicon Valley, money that the fast-growing Seattle company will use as a cushion as it strives to become cash flow positive this year. Buuteeq now powers the Web sites for...
Buuteeq checks in with $2 million in funding to expand hotel marketing platform

Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform

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Following a successful $1.3 million funding round from investors including HootSuite CEO Ryan Holmes, BuddyTV CEO Andy Liu, and former Facebook exec Rudy Gadre, Twitter commerce company Chirpify has snagged former American Express director Rayburn Chan to push its social payment platform. Chan joins as Chirpify’s Vice President of Corporate Development, helping to...
Chirpify snags former American Express director to help boost its Twitter commerce platform
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