AT&T doesn't want to be just a phone company.
The telecommunications giant is plunking down $85.4 billion to buy Time Warner, which will give it HBO (and therefore Jon Snow and his little show), CNN and movie studio Warner Bros. As the wireless phone market matures and slows down, both AT&T and Verizon are looking at media companies for their next place to grow. We discuss the new deal's potential benefits and problems for AT&T and Time Warner.
Also on the podcast, we talk about Samsung's continued troubles with the Galaxy Note 7, and a company's work to help disabled people use their phones with head-tracking technology and voice commands.
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Jon Snow will now work for AT&T (The 3:59, Ep. 128)