Consolidated will hold shareholder meeting on Evnentis acquisition; Sao Paulo to increase tax exemption on broadband services

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> Sao Paulo said it will increase the tax exemption for 1 Mbps, 1.5 Mbps and 2 Mbps broadband connections. Article

> Consolidated Communications Holdings, Inc. announced that it will be holding a special meeting of common stockholders on Oct. 8, 2014, in connection with the proposed acquisition of Enventis Corp. Release

> Symantec has found three malware operations and a phishing campaign using the Ebola virus as a social-engineering theme. Article

Cable News
> Integrating voter-registration information into their emerging addressable advertising technology systems, DirecTV and Dish Network are promising politcal-campaign managers a means of precisely and locally targeting viewers across the ideological spectrum. Article

> TV-ad-tech company BlackArrow has introduced an update to its Advanced Advertising System that it says will limit the number of times a specific ad is seen in both live and on-demand streams. Article

Online Video News
> Amazon is trying to find the heart that drives the popularity of series as its original-content efforts evolve. Article

Wireless News
> Sprint is launching a new service for Android smartphones, App Pass, that will give users unlimited access to a select catalog of applications and games for $5 a month, after a 14-day free trial. Article

> The National Association of Broadcasters sued the FCC over its rules for next year's planned auction of 600 MHz broadcast TV spectrum, arguing that the agency's rules would diminish broadcasters' coverage areas and could result in a loss in viewership. Article

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