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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Silicon Valley Cafeterias Whet Appetite of IRS

Location:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 10th St & Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
2

Staffers at technology companies long have enjoyed free gourmet meals, courtesy of their employers -- it is part of the culture in much of Silicon Valley, encouraging both collaboration and longer work hours. The Internal Revenue Service, arguing that these freebies are a taxable fringe benefit, has given new attention to the issue in recent months during routine audits of some companies, tax lawyers said.

Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher

Location:
Washington Post, 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20071, United States
Recommendation:
2

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation's premier news organizations.

Campaign Cash Buying Tons of TV Ads

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Election Day is just two months off and the national tab for the 2014 campaign already stands at $1 billion. Before it's all over, the bill for the first midterm election since both Democrats and Republicans embraced a historic change in campaign finance is likely to grow to $4 billion or more.

Snyder's WWXX-FM License Challenged Over "Redskins"

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf has challenged the license of Dan Snyder's WWXX-FM (ESPN 980) Washington over the broadcast of the name "Redskins." Snyder's Red Zebra Broadcasting owns seven radio stations.

84% Of U.S. Homes Take Pay-TV: Study

Location:
Leichtman Research Group, 3 Ellison Lane, Durham, NH, 03824, United States
Recommendation:
1

About 84% of US homes subscribe to some form of pay-TV service, a figure that factors in occupied housing growth, Leichtman Research Group found it its 12th-annual study of the sector.

FCC Enforcement Bureau Adds Veteran Antitrust Prosecutor to Its Leadership Team

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced that Paula L. Blizzard has been named Deputy Bureau Chief.

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Benton Foundation provides free, daily summaries of articles concerning the quickly-changing telecommunications policy landscape.

Silicon Valley Cafeterias Whet Appetite of IRS

Location:
Internal Revenue Service (IRS), 10th St & Pennsylvania Ave, NW, Washington, DC, 20004, United States
Recommendation:
2

Staffers at technology companies long have enjoyed free gourmet meals, courtesy of their employers -- it is part of the culture in much of Silicon Valley, encouraging both collaboration and longer work hours. The Internal Revenue Service, arguing that these freebies are a taxable fringe benefit, has given new attention to the issue in recent months during routine audits of some companies, tax lawyers said.

Bezos picks Politico co-founder as new Washington Post publisher

Location:
Washington Post, 1150 15th St NW, Washington, DC, 20071, United States
Recommendation:
2

Washington Post owner Jeff Bezos named Frederick J. Ryan Jr. as the publication's new publisher, turning to the founding chief executive of Web-savvy Politico to lead one of the nation's premier news organizations.

Campaign Cash Buying Tons of TV Ads

Location:
USA, United States
Recommendation:
2

Election Day is just two months off and the national tab for the 2014 campaign already stands at $1 billion. Before it's all over, the bill for the first midterm election since both Democrats and Republicans embraced a historic change in campaign finance is likely to grow to $4 billion or more.

Snyder's WWXX-FM License Challenged Over "Redskins"

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
1

George Washington University law professor John Banzhaf has challenged the license of Dan Snyder's WWXX-FM (ESPN 980) Washington over the broadcast of the name "Redskins." Snyder's Red Zebra Broadcasting owns seven radio stations.

84% Of U.S. Homes Take Pay-TV: Study

Location:
Leichtman Research Group, 3 Ellison Lane, Durham, NH, 03824, United States
Recommendation:
1

About 84% of US homes subscribe to some form of pay-TV service, a figure that factors in occupied housing growth, Leichtman Research Group found it its 12th-annual study of the sector.

FCC Enforcement Bureau Adds Veteran Antitrust Prosecutor to Its Leadership Team

Location:
Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 445 12th Street SW, Washington, DC, 20554, United States
Recommendation:
2

The Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau announced that Paula L. Blizzard has been named Deputy Bureau Chief.

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