Tom Coombe


Tom Coombe
Tom Coombe is a staff writer for Small Business Trends and has worked in the news business for the last 15 years, most of that time in the Lehigh Valley. Tom has done the morning news for WDIY in college, launched AOL's Patch.com in Easton and covered everything from murder to municipal government for the Morning Call. He's talked about apes with Jane Goodall, blogged about TV shows and written music reviews. Tom has also freelanced for WFMZ, the Produce Marketing Association and a number of other publications. A native of Schuylkill County, Tom divides his time between Easton and Lower Bucks County. He graduated from De Sales University in Center Valley.

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New iPhone Announcement Expected in September

An upcoming Apple event could be the setting for an unveiling of a new iPhone 6 as well as a new iPad device. The iPad could be viewed as Apple's attempt to regain a foothold in the tablet market, where it's fallen short to date.


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Majority of E-Laughs are Hahas, Facebook says

Facebook recently found out that not everything funny on the social media site is literally laugh-out-loud hilarious. In fact, a study conducted by Facebook on the e-laughs shared by its users revealed that most users laugh in text by using haha or hehe instead of the infamous LOL.


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Shutterstock Sees 30 Percent Bump in Second Quarter

Shutterstock has reported a 30 percent growth in revenue during the last quarter. That boon may not be all good news, especially stockholders. After announcing the figures, the company's stock tumbled.


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Dell Latitude 12 Rugged Takes Tablet to Extremes

Dell says the new Latitude 12 Rugged notebook can survive the harshest conditions. This marketing point isn't often heard as companies compete to make the thinnest, lightest devices for consumers.


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Do You Have an Android Phone? If so, You May be at Risk

Some Android phones running an older version of the mobile operating system may be at serious risk of a security hack. The problem is caused by the Stagefright media pack installed on the phones. Here's more on the issue and on what is being done.


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Biz2Credit Report Shows How Small Biz Lending has Rebounded

What a difference four years makes. Between June 2011 and June 2015, small business lending at big banks went from it's lowest ebb to its current record high. Unfortunately, the same can not be said for all lending institutions as we shall see.


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The Science of the Perfect LinkedIn Photo

What's your best look for a LinkedIn profile photo? It's probably not going to be the same photo you use for a Facebook or Twitter profile. Here are tips on what makes the perfect LinkedIn photo.