‘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.

Mind the facts: Quick tips to stay vigilant while reading news

It’s easy to become caught up in tweets or Facebook posts alleging a story is true when there is very little to back it up. Recent events like the Boston Marathon bombing and fertilizer plant explosion in Texas incite a swarm of incorrect information including photos, videos, and stories. It’s important as a consumer of news to be able to determine what’s fake and what actually happened.