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Following the appointment of a 30-year-old CEO last week, Japan’s social networking site Mixi, the local rival of Facebook in the country, has continued efforts to freshen up its image. Holy monster funding round. ZALORA, the South-East Asian online beauty and fashion store started in 2012 by Germany-based startup accelerator Rocket Internet, has raised $100 million (not a typo) from. In November, Microsoft and 21Vianet announced that they were working together to bring Azure, a infrastructure-as-a-service and platform-as-a-service product, to China. Remember Raining.fm, the Web app that streams the sound of rain and, erm, that’s about it? Well, rather than being a quirky one-off, Raining. Samsung is investing in hardware after the company agreed to spend 53 billion won ($48 million) to acquire a 10 percent stake in fellow South Korean firm Pantech, the country’s third-largest. Tempo, a smart calendar mobile app, has released an update bringing improved controls around event scheduling and communication to its users. Qihoo 360 has quietly launched an online shopping search engine in collaboration with Alibaba’s Etao, as the two firms partner up to step up efforts against rivals Tencent and Baidu. In my aim to simplify and aggregate my life, one gadget has had an enormous impact, meet CardNinja. Card Ninja is effectively a wallet replacement that attaches to the back. Today at an event in Redmond, Microsoft revealed the new Xbox One console. In addition, it provided backstage tours with looks at new components like the freshly updated Kinect sensor. In a interview with Bloomberg television, Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey admits that he never wanted to start a company or be an engineer or a programmer.