Josh Houghton

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The 10 Most Important Tools Our Online Business is Built On

People ask us all the time: what tools did you guys use to build Fizzle? What do you recommend for building a small, independent, bootstrapped online …

Small Business

Numbeo Tells You How Much It Costs to Live or Travel in a City

The next time you travel and want to budget out your trip, Numbeo will tell you the incidental costs of your travel in any city, including …

Butter in Your Coffee? The Bulletproof Craze, Explained.

If you aren't drinking your own Bulletproof/butter coffee right this second then it's like you <i>don't even know about things that everyone is doing …

How to Delete Your Google+ Account

If you want to keep using Gmail and rest of Google's tools, but want to ditch Google+, AddictiveTips shows the simple steps to removing the social …

A Ninja Email Autoresponder Trick You Can Use to Save Time and Make More Money

I’m a huge fan of using email autoresponder sequences – a series of pre-written follow-up emails that are sent sequentially and automatically to your …

REALITY CHECK: 24 Questions That Will Challenge You and Your Brand (+NSD2.0 Update)

<b>1. Describe your first food truck experience: tastes, smells, feelings, etc. (5-8 sentences)</b><p><i>The first food truck experience I can remember was at a</i> …

How Much Coffee Is Too Much?

Whether it's served in a demitasse mug or a venti mochachino bucket, coffee is an essential, eye-opening morning ritual for many of us. But at what …

5 Lessons in Contentment from Billionaires Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger

I sat in a crowd of 45,000 about 10 days ago, watching super-billionaire investors Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger riff off each other and deliver …

A Guide to Practical Compassion

If I’ve found two guiding principles in my life, they are contentment and compassion.<p>With these two ideas, life becomes better.<p>Contentment makes …

Getty Images opens up its stock photo vaults for free, legal use with new embed tools

Whether it's @HistoryinPics or just an Imgur-hosted picture posted to Reddit, professional photos are being used everywhere on the internet -- and usually without payment or credit to the original owner. Getty Images licenses out stock photos (including coverage of sports, news and fashion events) …

Connect or die: why Facebook needed WhatsApp

Facebook's mission statement isn't a promise, it's a threat<p>When Mark Zuckerberg says he wants to "connect the world’s people," it’s not some gentle, humanist statement. Zuckerberg intends to own the communications layer of the world we live in — if today’s $16-plus billion acquisition of messaging …

Microsoft launches Office Online in battle with Google Drive

Microsoft is rebranding its Office Web Apps to Office Online today, just a day after the company launched its OneDrive cloud storage replacement for SkyDrive. The new branding, revealed partially last month, is designed to simplify Microsoft’s free web versions of Excel, Word, and PowerPoint away …

The Vergecast 112: Why Facebook acquired WhatsApp

The Vergecast is a discussion of all things relevant and irreverent in the worlds of art, culture, science, and technology — and anything else that pops into the twisted minds of this week's hosts. Join Dieter Bohn, Chris Ziegler, David Pierce, and Ellis Hamburger for a scintillating discussion on …

Square Cash makes bill collecting from your friends less of a hassle

Getting your friends to pay you back for dinner just got a lot easier. Square Cash, the company's super-simple service that lets you pay friends by sending an email, added the ability to request money Thursday. Now you can ask to get paid back by sending an email to your buddy (or reply all to a …

StreamNation copies all your cloud media into a central hub

Joining multiple cloud services is great for maxing out your storage, but keeping on top of all them can be a chore. StreamNation's latest update may help you untangle all that by allowing you to copy your media from Dropbox, Flickr, Instagram, Google Drive and others into its own app. Content can …

Is Your Business Being Held Hostage By Overly Demanding Customers?

How to deal with customers who believe that everything needs to be done yesterday<p>I once had a client who would call or email and demand that I drop everything immediately to get their new and urgent job done. The problem was that every job of theirs was urgent.<p>And so, every time I received another …

6 Foolproof Ways to Perfect Your Pitch

Follow these tips from former sports agent and master negotiator Ron Shapiro, and you'll get to yes (almost) every time.<p>Entrepreneurs are never finished pitching. From the day they first sell friends and family on a pie-in-the-sky business idea all the way through to the IPO roadshow, entrepreneurs …

6 Ways to Hang on to Email Subscribers

Effective email marketing campaigns require proper timing, deep knowledge of your audience, and plenty of restraint.<p>Email marketers must walk a fine line when crafting newsletters and other messages. Your missives can be a welcome promotion, filled with information of real interest to subscribers …

Five Best Desktop Video Players

Watching movies and TV shows on your computer is easy, but if you do a lot of downloading or ripping, you need a video player that's lightweight, can …

Revealed: The New SEO (When Google Takes Freshness Too Far)

<b>348</b> Comments 6 minutes<p>This post is going to create a bit of a stir, but before I get into the meat of the content, I want to make a few points. First …

The Mega

<i>Note: I’m testing different copy on this light-box pop-up so if you see different copy when you click, that’s why.</i><p>Even with removing the sidebar …