Tabby McFarland


Tabby McFarland

Tabby McFarland is a staff writer and web researcher for Small Business Trends. As a staff writer she specializes in social media, technology, special interest features, and eCommerce.

A geek at heart, Tabby loves to be online interacting with the blogging community. Tabby is a WAHM (work at home mom) and is also an avid Pinterest enthusiast with a strong sense of style and creativity.



Big Twitter Outage Leaves Users Disconnected

A Twitter outage early this morning likely caused a lot of disruptions for the beginning of the business day in the U.S. A system outage was reported before dawn, at 3:20 a.m. EST.



HTTPS Sites Now 25 Percent of Top Google Search Results

New data suggests that more HTTPS websites are being followed through Google searches. That means there's an increase in the number of more secure HTTPS sites and that Google is giving these sites a priority in searches, too.



HP Elitebook Folio May be the Thinnest Laptop Ever

HP used the CES conference to debut what it's calling the thinnest laptop available for business users. The company introduced the HP Elitebook Folio that's less than a half-inch thick.



Big News: Periscope Now Added Directly to Twitter Feed

Periscope announced that Twitter for iOS users doesn't need to have its app installed to watch live streaming broadcasts. Now, the broadcasts will play directly in another user's Twitter feed. The update is coming for Android and Web users soon.



Twitter Introduces Hashtag Ads

A new advertising initiative from Twitter will allow small businesses to promote their messages using specific hashtags.



Top Business Movies for Entrepreneurs this Holiday Season

You might have a little bit of extra time away from your small business at the end of the year. And you may be searching for some inspiration. Where better to turn than Hollywood? Here are 25 movies every entrepreneur or small business owner should watch.



FreshBooks Card Reader Coming Soon (Square Competitor)

FreshBooks is expanding its services to small businesses and solopreneurs with a new swipe card reader. The reader is linked directly to a user's FreshBooks accounting work to seamless track new transactions.