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Friday Five 08/04-08/08

Nenad Tadic

Happy Friday! Here's a roundup of industry news for the week.

Facebook Ads Become 'Costlier' Choice for Small Businesses - WSJ

Small businesses are competing for limited ad space and in the most recent quarter, the average per ad price increased 123% compared with a year ago. Organic reach is on the decline, too, so how can small businesses market better on Facebook? Read what some small businesses are doing in this Wall Street Journal article.

Here's Everything We Know About the iPhone 6 - Business Insider

With rumors swirling that the new iPhone is expected to be released in September, Business Insider's got a list of things to expect from the new phone. Some of them include: a larger screen, a screen that looks insanely durable and a dark black and silver phone.

How the Cloud Will Transform Business by 2020 - Inc.

One study from consulting firm Emergent Research and financial software company Intuit says that the percentage of U.S. small businesses using cloud computing is expected to double during the next six years. In six years, 80 percent of competing businesses are expected to adopt cloud computing. Is your business part of the trend?

Spotify Re-posts Job Ad for Position That Sparked IPO Talk - Reuters

Could an IPO for Spotify be in the works? Read this Reuters article on why a suggestive ad could mean that's in the works for the music streaming giant.

This is the New Foursquare - TechCrunch

This TechCrunch article has comprehensive coverage of the new Foursquare, released this week. The new Foursquare looks and feels completely different than the old one. Location sharing has been moved to the Swarm app and the new Foursquare acts more like a Yelp-competitor.

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