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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Keeping in Touch is as Easy as Pie

Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Kwanza. Christmas. Family traditions, like a good meal, are always better when shared. Sometimes overpriced flights, work, and weather can get in the way of holiday season sharing, but luckily we here at Skype have you covered. Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell says that, “Cooking is a social thing, so if more people … Read more

Date Night with Skype

The holidays are just around the corner—making time spent apart from your sweetie all the more sensitive. But don’t despair! With Skype as a third-party means of keeping in touch, you can hone in on your honey—no matter far away they are. After all—nothing says “Thinking of you,” like a sweet stream of texts, instant … Read more

Frankie Ballard: The Skype Six is a Helluva tour

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My favorite part about what I do is being out on the road touring, I definitely feel more at home on the road than I do in Nashville. The energy is awesome.  Being out on tour makes me feel like I have a purpose. During the little downtime I have I usually work on the … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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Halloween is the only day of the year where you can become anyone or anything – including your favorite Skype emoticon. When we saw the creative ways people were using Skype to heighten their Halloween 2014 festivities, we couldn’t help but feature some of our favorites as Skype Moments of the week. The Partners of … Read more

Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)

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Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video. In this time we’ve made Skype available on computers, mobile phones, TVs and even games consoles. Expanding to different platforms has helped us grow to over 2 billion daily minutes (that’s over 33 … Read more

Talking food on Skype

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Skype Food Ambassador Tom Le Mesurier is an expat living in Brazil. Originally from England, he moved to South America after meeting the love of his life. Fascinated by Brazil’s food and culture, he founded the local food blog, Eat Rio. Tom shares his passion for food and his adopted home city by giving food … Read more

Getting to grips with the 2014 Skype layout

A few weeks ago I told you about instant message formatting, one exciting new feature of the updated layout of Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac. I didn’t go into any further detail at the time because I wasn’t sure what hurdles, if any, you might run into. Since then I’ve been listening … Read more

Video Message Truth or Dare with Skype Sci-Fi Ambassador

Watch out, truth or dare isn’t reserved for middle school slumber parties any more. Your next dare might be coming to a mobile device near you. Recently, Skype’s bold Sci-fi Ambassador  Jonathan London, managed to take truth or dare to the comic convention floor with the help of Skype in between writing the Miami Vice … Read more

Introducing Skype for Business

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Yesterday we kicked off a global conversation about how Microsoft is reinventing productivity—across the board—to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. Connecting people across all of life’s moments – to talk, to share, to collaborate – is at the heart of helping people … Read more

Skype Qik gives fans a chance to get closer to their favorite vloggers

A few weeks ago, we launched Skype Qik – a new video messaging app centered around sharing moments spontaneously with your circle of friends. Now, vloggers Connor Franta and Miranda Sings are giving fans the chance to win a fun-filled day that they personally planned and directed. Two lucky winners will receive a Qik message from … Read more

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