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"If it's just about tech wanting to hire more people, not as impressive" commented one of Mark Zuckerberg's 18 million Facebook followers. Just last week, a small chunk of the tech press was surprised to find invitations for a Facebook announcement waiting in their mailbox. Because fashion never goes out of style, fashion portals continue to bring in the money not just from consumers looking for the next big thing -- be it style or bargain, and ideally both -- but also investors keen to ride the wave. LinkedIn confirmed via Twitter that its site suffered an outage due to "a DNS issue." Lazada, the e-commerce site founded by Rocket Internet in a bid to build the "Amazon of Southeast Asia," announced today that it has landed another $100 million from returning investors Holtzbrinck Ventures, Kinnevik Investment AB, Summit Partners and Tengelmann Group, as well as new investor, Belgian-based family-owned investment holding company Verlinvest. As has been written ad nauseam, we've seen a lot of activity in the wild and whacky world of cryptocurrency of late, thanks primarily to the tech industry's new obsession with Bitcoin. Palo Alto-based ScaleIO is one of a new generation of startup storage providers that's using intelligent software to help big companies streamline and converge their data storage operations at scale, across thousands of servers. When we first discovered that Makerbot was looking to partner with Stratsys I was a bit non-plussed. Makerbot, as I've noted before, has a certain indie cred that makes this move a bit unpalatable. The reveal of the Xbox One didn't go as Microsoft hoped. Gamers loved the system, but hated the absurd restrictions placed on the games. Attention gamers: you win. The folks at Redmond infuriated many when it revealed that the Xbox One would come with a long list of potential caveats -- there was the automated 24 hour check-in to keep the console in playable condition, and the restrictions on who you could share disc-based games with, not to mention the fact that it would shipped region-locked.