The Friday Five: 4th Edition

It's been a busy week at Folk so it's time for a catch up. Here's five things you need to know this week from the worlds of digital, brands and the occasional interesting fact:  

1. Google Plans 'dotless' Search

Could we soon just be http://google -ing? They'd like to think so.  The company apparently want to ditch the .com from their URL.


2. Twitter Shuts Down An In-Stream Payment Service Within Hours of Launch

Ribbon, a company providing a way to pay without leaving your Twitter page, found themselves unceremoniously shut down just hours after launching this week. Probably due to the fact Twitter is cooking up similar plans themselves...


3. Issa to Launch Collaboration with Banana Republic

Our client and fashion favourite Issa is launching a new collaboration with brand Banana Republic. The 40 piece collection inspired by adventure is set to launch on August 13th just in time for Summer.


4. Twitter to Launch a Music App

Another Twitter news story this week is the company's new foray into music. Reportedly launching next Friday, the app comes shortly after the stop motion success of another Twitter app - Vine.


5.  Jean-Paul Gautier Does Eurovision? 

Not literally of course... but it looks as though Jean-Paul Gautier will be helping to design a costume for the host. Is it just us or did Eurovision just get a little bit more glamorous?


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