News of Note—Roku’s speakers, Skype’s HD service, Zenith’s online video numbers and more

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Here are the stories we’re chasing today:

> Microsoft and National Geographic partnered on a new grant program putting $1 million toward projects using AI to address environmental challenges. Engadget article

> Vodafone Spain said it will not pay the licensing fees for soccer from Telefónica. Advanced Television article

> Skype continues to move to HD video technology. TechCrunch article

> ZoneTV said an unnamed operator is using its AI-powered video service to create a new content offering. Light Reading article

> Zenith’s reported that consumers globally watch an average of 67 minutes of online video, up from 56 minutes last year. Rapid TV News article

> Roku is moving into the wireless speaker market. Verge article

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