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Cord cutters have another choice now with AT&T jumping in the mix with its DirecTV Now streaming service.
The Dallas telecommunications company will take on cable alternatives like Sling TV and Sony's PlayStation Vue, but is it enough to attract cord-cutters?
Also on Wednesday's podcast, Nike's "Back to the Future" self-lacing sneakers will be available before Christmas. And you say good-bye, but Google says Allo.
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Will cord-cutters warm up to AT&T? (The 3:59, Ep. 110)
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