Microsoft's Skype to introduce new voice translator service; ISPs sent 1.3M copyright infringement notices to U.S. customers in 2013

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> Microsoft's Skype is going to introduce a version of its Translator service that it says is capable of translating voice conversation in "near real-time." Article

> The FCC is going to look into whether the peering disputes between Comcast, Verizon and Cogent signal a broken marketplace. Article

> ISPs sent 1.3M copyright infringement notices to U.S. customers in 2013, reports ars technica. Article

Cable News
> A high-profile voice in the pay-TV programming arena chimed in on Comcast's proposed $45 million purchase of Time Warner Cable. Article

> Nearly five months into the CEO tenure of Guy Laurence, Canadian IPTV and communications services provider Rogers Communications has announced broad restructuring intended to improve customer service and spur company growth. Article

Online Video News
> The online content race is continuing to heat up, as Amazon debuted the first of its planned kids' series, Tumble Leaf, on Prime Instant Video. Article

Wireless News
> SoftBank CEO Masayoshi Son said that Sprint needs "greater scale" if it is going to effectively compete in the U.S. wireless market, laying yet more groundwork for a potential combination between Sprint and T-Mobile US. Article

> App Annie, the app analytics and data company, acquired rival mobile analytics firm Distimo, which is its first acquisition and was made with a combination of cash and stock, though the companies did not disclose the financial terms of the deal. Article

And finally... Ajit Pai: Interesting insights re content storage. Consumers want it; willing to watch ads/pay in some cases. But 28% of stored content never watched.