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Australian startup, Airtasker, is keen to expand out of its home country into Southeast Asia, which it says hasn’t been touched by large competitors yet. SumUp, one of the myriad European Square-style mobile card reader startups, has expanded its coverage footprint by rolling into an 11th European market: Russia. Chalk this up as one to watch closely in the world of consumer fintech. Numbrs, a mobile-first banking app founded out of Swiss company builder Centralway, has raised 7. Rando only launched in March but the anti-social photo-sharing app that deliberately eschews the standard social network clutter of likes and comments and connections -- simply letting users share random photos with random strangers and get random snaps in return -- has blasted past 5M photo shares after a little over two months in the wild. One of the early pioneers in the Quantified Self movement has quietly gone out of business. Zeo, a leading maker of hardware and software used by consumers to track sleep and improve their health, has not been operating since the end of last year. Zalora, a Zappos-style fashion e-commerce site in South East Asia backed by the Samwer brothers' Rocket Internet incubator in Germany, is today announcing its latest investment -- $100 million, led by Rocket Internet itself, along with regular Samwer investing partners Summit Partners, Investment AB Kinnevik, Verlinvest and Tengelmann Group. The New York Times has a lovely interview up with Steve Wilhite, the inventor of the illustrious GIF file. David Karp, aka the CEO and founder of Tumblr, aka "Daddy" to some Tumblr users, has family who read TechCrunch. Now in its fourth year, tech conference Echelon will gather 52 of the Asia Pacific's most promising startups from June 4 to 5 in Singapore. China's e-commerce giant Alibaba and search company Qihoo 360 have teamed up to launch 360.etao.com, an online shopping search engine that rivals similar products by Baidu, the search giant known as "China's Google.