Mobile Minutes: Disney, China Mobile, T-Mobile, Asus

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Disney struggles to make its free gaming apps pay
Two months ago, Disney released a sequel to Wheres My Water?, a hit smartphone game about a showering alligator. Hopes were high: Disney had pointed to the original game as evidence of overdue traction in mobile gaming, per The New York Times.
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China Mobile courts overseas users with mobile app
China Mobile International, a unit of China Mobile, has launched an application it hopes will win business from millions of overseas Chinese and others communicating with China, according to Reuters.
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T-Mobile looks to raise money to buy spectrum
T-Mobile US Inc. plans to sell $2 billion in debt after raising nearly that amount in a stock sale, as the company beefs up its war chest for acquiring wireless spectrum, The Wall Street Journal reports.
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Asus hopes new Chromebooks, smartphones, and wearables will turn fortunes around
Asus reported its quarterly earnings late last week, and alongside the news that the company’s net profit dropped 26 percent year-over-year, Asus CEO Jerry Shen gave some hints about what the company might do to help turn things around. According to The Taipei Times, the company indicated it would launch its first Chromebooks next year tentative options include an 11.6-inch model that would retail for $199 and a 13.3-inch model for $249, per The Verge.
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