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Carving it up at the Aspen X Games 2015

The X Games Aspen 2015 will be known for two things: Amazingly skilled athletes who defy the laws of physics while shredding snow, air, and everything in-between. Intensely loyal fans who tune in to cheer and support their favorite X Games athletes. The fans in Aspen can get an up-close view of the athletes on a course or … Read more

HD video calling with Skype on Samsung TVs

If you’re enjoying the new Skype 4.0 on TVs with your Samsung TV then chances are the memory of getting home with a new TV is fresh in your mind. The eager anticipation of that high definition image is pretty familiar to us here at Skype; we’re always in pursuit of the perfect video call. … Read more

Portals: Shared Experiences over Skype

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  “There is so much opportunity now to have really powerful experiences, in a world that’s evermore connected,” Amar Bakshi, former journalist-turned-artist explains. “But so often, we use these tools to cocoon ourselves in our own communities. Sometimes it takes art, and an aesthetic moment, to sort of shake things up a bit.” Judging from … Read more

Showcasing South Africa, One Design at a Time

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South African ex-pat Sharon Lombardi, designer and co-founder of the global design project “Mr. Somebody and Mr. Nobody” works in three places at once. “Most of what we do is over the internet, in sort of an ethereal way. Heidi lives in New York, I’m down in Miami, and our crafters and artisans are in … Read more

Getting started with Skype on Samsung TVs

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If you’re looking for a new Skype experience to kick-start your year with, we’ve got something big for you. Chances are the biggest screen in your house is your TV, and if yours is a recent model Samsung then there is a brand new Skype experience for you to try. Over the next few weeks … Read more

Get together on a free group video call – from the comfort of your sofa

At Skype, we mean it when we say “we love getting friends and family in one place for regular catch-ups.” That’s why we made group video calling free on Windows desktop, Mac and Xbox One back in April 2014, and extended support to Windows tablets and Windows 2 in 1 devices a few months later. … Read more

Skype 5.9 for iPhone: Start conversations quickly and easily

UPDATE: Thank you to the overwhelming number of people who applied to be a part of the Skype for iOS Pre-Release program! As we only have a limited number of places available we’re closing the application for iOS pre-release program for the moment. We will be reviewing the applicants and sending out emails to users … Read more

Dr. Danielle Sheypuk on Skype Therapy, Dating and Psychology

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“Stereotypes are so entrenched within our culture,” Dr. Danielle Sheypuk explains. “Society assumes that people with disabilities do not want to kiss. Do not want to date. That we don’t someday hope to be wives and mothers, husbands and fathers. You know, there’s something really wrong with that.” Today, Danielle steadfastly debunks such mainstream stigmas. … Read more

Let Skype inspire your New Year’s resolution

I hope all our Skype users who recently celebrated a holiday had a joyous time with those who matter most. This is the time for big events on the calendar, and for many of you the next one will be the welcoming of a whole new year. Yes, New Year’s is right around the corner … Read more

Skype gives The X Factor UK fans a star-studded experience

Every year, The X Factor’s talented performers impress and inspire millions of people worldwide. Meanwhile, the audience rarely gets the chance to ask their burning questions, watch live performances, or see what the talent is like offstage. In celebration of these gifted performers and their dedicated fans, we teamed up with The X Factor UK … Read more

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