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 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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Lenovo ideacentre Stick 300 is a PC in the Palm of Your Hand

A PC on a stick isn't exactly a new concept. Still, Lenovo is hoping to bring increased portability to Windows-based computers with its new Lenovo ideacentre 300. And if the size of this new PC doesn't impress you, it's certain the price will.

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Does Your Brand Sound Too Much Like Facebook?

Watch out. Big companies are becoming ever more protective of their brands with aggressive action against startups who's names, at first blush, would seem to bear only a casual resemblance. Take, for example, the case of Designbook. It's only similarity to its more popular rival seems to be the fact that it is a social network with the word "book" in it's name.

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The FCC Assigns Someone to Field Net Neutrality Complaints

The FCC has shown its willingness to enforce a new rule upholding the concepts of net neutrality and disallowing a system that would charge premiums for higher speed Internet. The agency has named a new ombudsperson who will field complaints from users including potentially small business owners.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Now Available from AT&T

AT&T has announced an exclusive deal for its users on the Samsung Galaxy S6 active. This is a version of the company's critically-acclaimed flagship smartphone.

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Need to Talk to Beijing? Here Comes Skype Translator

Skype Translator could help small businesses reach markets they never thought possible because of obvious language barriers. The VoIP product from Microsoft will soon be able to provide voice translations of four languages and IM translations for 50!

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20 Travel Etiquette Tips to Mind Your Ps and Qs

It might not need to be said in most instances, but if you're traveling to an unfamiliar place or with unfamiliar people - even those from another part of the world - it's important to keep in mind that we're all different. Here are 20 ways you won't ruin your next business trip with a social blunder.

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Lenovo Goes 3D With the Z51 Laptop

Lenovo has added the Intel RealSense 3D camera on its new Z51 laptop that the company says can capture the same depth as the human eye.