The Friday Five: 25th Edition

Five working days, five top news stories...

1. eBay enters the ring...

Tech Crunch reported that eBay will be integrating 200 'curators' to the site. The shopping activity of these social influencers will be visible to their fans, prompting trend oriented purchasing. eBay will also be getting a lick of paint and evaluating its delivery system!

2. Challenges for luxury in China

Business Insider, Australia reported the four major challenges facing foreign luxury brands operating in the Chinese market. Top of the list was the number of fake items available and its impact on the real brands' value. This is followed by issues of expensive costs, the lack of qualified staff and the war with the Chinese media.

3. Mobile is the master

Litmus' latest newsletter revealed some impressive increases in emails opened on mobile devices, compared with desktop opens, which are on the decrease. Are you ready, people?

4. When a fire starts to burn

Just awesome footage from The Next Web, because we like a bit of eye candy and we like cameras. Enjoy.

5. Oliver Bonas gets musical

Retail Times reported this week that the fashion and accessories retailer has partnered with PlayNetwork to create its own unique in-store audio experience.-Have a lovely weekend,Folk.

Have a lovely weekend,

The folk of Folk.