The Friday Five: 10th Edition

Here's all of the unmissable news from the past week wrapped up in a neat parcel of five... 1. Shopping that starts with a photo

Japanese e-commerce company - Rakuten - is testing out a new e-commerce service that will allow you to search for clothing from your own photographs.

2. Luxury Isn't Prompting Enough Lust

An article published this week reveals that some of the most famous luxury brands in the fashion industry struggle the most to engage with digital in a way that drives in-store traffic.

3. Jay-Z + Samsung = Genius

Jay-Z has topped the viral charts once more with a video promoting his new app 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' produced by Samsung. The video has had just over 142,000 views and he's offering the first million who download the app, his full CD. Clever chap.

4. Luke AKA Magento Champion

In local news, our Senior Developer - Luke - passed his Developer Plus Magento Exam making him the only person in the whole of the UK to hold all three certificates. How about that!

5. We Heart Pictures

Gone are the days where we embarrassingly avoid picture books and opt instead for a wordy read. We're all about digital and increasingly we're all about pictures as an article published this week revealed Pinterest and Instagram as "Musts" for retailers.

So there we have it, a week of all-sorts. Have a lovely sunny weekend!

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