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Mobile Minutes: Apple’s Chinese app developers; T-Mobile and Dish to merge; Xiaomi vs. Fitbit; IOS9 changes

iphone 6Apple’s success with iPhones in China fuels local appetite for apps
Apple Inc. has persuaded developers in China to write apps for the iPhone, helping make that country the largest market for downloads last quarter. The challenge now is getting Chinese users to pay for software.
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T-Mobile and Dish Network in talks to merge
T-Mobile and the Dish Network may merge, creating a more formidable competitor in the wireless industry.
Read more on CNN Money

Fitbit leads the way but Xiaomi threat looms large
Xiaomi is the biggest threat to Fitbit’s wearable tech domination – that’s according to a new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC), who has just published a report detailing Q1 2015 device shipping figures.
Read more on Forbes

IOS9 expected to be smaller and more efficient
At its Worldwide Developers Conference next week, Apple is expected to preview the latest version of IOS, version 9. Unlike previous years, it may run a little smoothly and more efficiently, especially on older phones.
Read more on USA Today