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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Fans use video messages to interview Taylor Swift on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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We’re always looking for new ways to bring people closer together. So when Taylor Swift announced that she would be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, we put our heads together and came up with the perfect way to get fans closer to the songstress herself. Knowing that Jimmy Kimmel wouldn’t be the only one with … Read more

Mayra Hurtado is overjoyed to be Skype’s Photography Ambassador in Mexico

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A few weeks ago, we announced the upcoming launch of Moment Makers in Mexico and Brazil. Now, we’re getting to know a brand new group of influential and passionate Moment Makers. Mayra Hurtado is a Mexican photographer and fashion blogger who represented her home city of Guadalajara in the Skype City Sights photo collaboration. She … Read more

Frank Bell and Samir Maamari Jam over Skype

During a recent Skype jam session, Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell and fellow Music Moment Maker Samir Mamaari showed us technology’s potential to aid musical collaboration. Frank explained that collaboration is a crucial part of the songwriting process for musicians, saying, “Songwriting is about being open with someone and their ideas, and Skype allows that … Read more

How to have some Halloween fun with Skype

So Skype users, are you ready for All Hallows’ Eve this Friday? Whether your carefully crafted costume gets shown off at parties or on your neighbors’ doorsteps, it’s a holiday that offers fun for young and old. As you know, I love to have some fun of my own here on the Tips and Tricks … Read more

Skype 5.7 for iPhone: Smarter and Faster Chat

At Skype, we work hard to incorporate your ideas to continue building a great app that helps you do more with the people you love, whenever you’re apart. In fact, on the Skype for iPhone team, we personally read each piece of user feedback and categorize comments by hand to determine what to work on … Read more

Skype 7.1 for Mac

Today we’re releasing Skype 7.1 for Mac, which now supports OS X 10.10 Yosemite. The full list of features and fixes include:   Features Mac OSX 10.10 Yosemite support Enhanced group profile- making it easier to copy a link or to leave a group conversation   Fixed Issues Category Description Application Crash on video calls … Read more

Skype and Mrs.P take on 21st Century Storytelling

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Once upon a time, three successful entertainment industry veterans decided to use Skype to revive the art of children’s storytelling with a 21st century update. The trio – an actress, writer, and producer all well-versed in the art and power of storytelling – realized that they could help inspire a new generation of creators by … Read more

The Redesigned Skype for Windows Desktop

You’ve been waiting and now it’s here. A few weeks ago, we told you about the preview of Skype for Windows Desktop. Today, the final release of the improved Skype is here to download. You will enjoy the best of Skype: an easier way to chat, share and see photos, message and video calls side by side, … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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When distance is no longer a barrier; it’s amazing what we can accomplish. Everyday, Moment Makers delight us with their incredible Skype stories. This week, we’re celebrating three Moment Makers who use Skype to stay in touch with their better halves, cure homesickness, and even perform baffling magic tricks. While studying abroad in Bangladesh, AbuJafar … Read more

Bringing Interoperable Real-Time Communications to the Web

Together with the industry-leading expertise of Skype and Internet Explorer, we’re excited to announce development has begun on the ORTC API for WebRTC, a key technology to make Real-Time Communications (RTC) on the web a reality. We aim to make browser-based calls more convenient by removing the need to download a plugin. It’s all about … Read more

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