9 factors creating a ‘perfect storm’ driving the Internet of Things to $14.4 trillion

VANCOUVER — The first computer, ENIAC, cost $6M in 1946 and had less power than a $5 animated greeting card you buy today and throw away tomorrow. That kind of technology innovation is powering the coming internet of things, and turning it into what Cisco Canada CTO Jim Seifert says will be a key component in $14.4 trillion of economic activity within the next decade.

‘Native commerce’ is helping StackSocial — and tech blogs — triple revenue annually

StackSocial, a 22-person L.A.-based ecommerce startup funded by luminaries such as Tim Draper and 500 Startups, has never touched a penny of its $850,000 seed round. Instead, the ‘native commerce’ pioneer is tripling revenue annually, hitting a “8-figure annual run rate,” and helping some tech blogs earn over a million dollars a year by selling stuff.