In the news this week, AT&T is making an ambitious push to buy Time Warner for $85 billion — will regulators approve the deal? And can a new cheap streaming service called DirecTV Now prove that AT&T won’t raise prices? The New York Times buys The Wirecutter, getting deeper into affiliate links. Twitter announces decent earnings, another round of layoffs, and the coming shutdown of its Vine video app. Politico’s Alex Weprin joins us to talk about the fierce competition in streaming video services. Our Metric of the Week is fact-checking metrics, and’s Christopher Wink tells us how tech news can go local. 

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