Skype serves over 2 billion minutes daily; TWC to build 1 Gbps-capable network

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@FierceTelecom RT @Level 3: Gartner sees the end of the traditional sourcing model, rise of the cloud. Article | Follow @FierceTelecom

> Skype now serves over 2 billion voice minutes every day. Article

> Mushroom Networks announced a reseller partnership with Select Telecom, a provider of custom telecom and broadband solutions for businesses in the tri-state area of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Release

> Service providers delivering managed videoconferencing are homing in on price point differentiations, says Current Analysis. Post

Cable News

> Time Warner Cable has submitted a bid to build a regional broadband Internet service that it says will offer 1 Gbps download speeds. Article

> CBS Corp. plans to shift classic episodes of The Young and the Restless from Walt Disney Co.'s SoapNet to TV Guide Network this summer. Article

Online Video News

> Simple.TV has received a $5.7 million cash infusion from New World Ventures to expand its DVR box product line and, it hopes, expand its presence with other consumer electronics vendors. Article

> invodo said in a new white paper that shoppers who view online video are "174 percent more likely to purchase" than viewers who don't. Article

And finally … Building the actual Internet simply doesn't pay, says PwC. Article