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Samsung Wallet, an Android alternative to Apple’s Passbook, was quietly unveiled at Mobile World Congress in February and Samsung has, once again, without a media fanfare, launched the service for. Earlier this year, Tencent-owned WeChat, a mobile messaging app with more than 300 million users, came under fire for censoring ‘sensitive’ topics that its users were discussing. Today Microsoft announced that it is making Australia its own region for the Azure IaaS and PaaS product. Microsoft’s efforts to create in-house content for its Xbox ecosystem appears to be ticking right along. Today Leap Motion, a company building a motion-capture device that allows people to interact with computers sans touching them, released a video of its device in action with Windows 8. Google on Monday announced it is killing Google Checkout, its online payment processing service, on November 20, 2013. Today Yahoo unveiled a major update to its photo-sharing service, Flickr, including the addition of full-resolution images, an updated Android application, and 1 terabyte of free storage. After taking over much of the weekend’s news cycle with its acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo has more to share: the firm has announced that Flickr has been completely redesigned, featuring high-resolution. Dell calls its XPS 18 a “portable, all-in-one desktop” machine. You’ll probably call it the biggest tablet that you’ve ever used, but for the first time ever, that’s perhaps not. Newsle, a news discovery service, announced that it has raised a $1.65 million Series A round of funding.