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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype and VICE News bring the world to your door step

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Skype grew out of a vision to make the world a smaller place by bringing people together through technology. More than a decade later, that goal stands stronger than ever. As part of our continued journey, we’ve joined forces with VICE News – one of the most innovative voices in today’s media. Redefining news and … Read more

Actors master the art of the roving rehearsal

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Skype Acting Ambassador Lynn Chen uses Skype video calling to rehearse whenever she wants, from wherever she wants. This means she has more time to pursue her other passions, which include all things food, creating podcasts, and being an activist for positive body image. You can keep up with all her Hollywood shenanigans through Twitter, … Read more

Old skool fun with Skype calls

Skype is a great example of how improvements in technology have made it easier for us to communicate. It opens up a whole bunch of options for fun when you’re apart from the people that matter. Those options might be as high tech as Skype is if you use it for desktop gaming, or really … Read more

Skype 7.7 for Mac – Preview Web Links in Chat

Over the last couple years we’ve spent a lot of time revamping the chat experience in Skype. We first made significant improvement to keep your chats synced across multiple devices. Then, we refreshed how your chat looks- introducing bubble-style chat, inline photos and starting to display file icons on desktop so you can easily scan … Read more

A super sci-fi Skype experience

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Moment Maker, comic lover and Superman cosplayer David Molofsky not only covered one of London’s biggest comic conventions, he also completed Skype Challenges from sci-fi fans at home and then blogged about his experience for us. When he’s not geeking out over comics on Skype, he can be found geeking out over comics on his … Read more

Making your Skype calls easier, with a twist

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Not all Skype calls are equal. If you’re anything like me you’ve been on more than one Skype call where the conversation just wasn’t flowing smoothly. Maybe it was with a family member you don’t call often, or a friend who has a particularly difficult time communicating. Small-talk can be hard at the best of … Read more

7 reasons to sweat it out over Skype

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Skype Moment Maker and personal trainer Nick Cameron has been training people using Skype video calling for quite a while now. Here he tells us his top seven reasons why taking part in the fitness revolution from your living room is the way to go. You can also catch him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. … Read more

Uniting Classrooms around the World with Skype and Literacy

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Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, and author.  She is a 2014 Library Journal Mover and Shaker and also the Skype Educational Ambassador.  She is the mom of three and lives in Denver, Colorado with her family.  You can find her on Twitter and at her blog, The Library Voice  One of the most … Read more

Planning your Spring Break with Skype

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Dust off your bikinis, and pack your bags—that much-needed semester sequitur Spring Break is here. After you’ve assembled your ‘low-key living’ essentials (and headed as far away from those final grades as possible), let Skype help you keep your time off scheduled, smooth and sharable. It’s a Small World Sure, some of your classmates are … Read more

Express Yourself: New updates for Skype on Android, iPhone and Qik

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Skype has had emoticons for as long as we can remember, so we understand as well as anyone how important it is to be able to express yourself with more than plain text… or plain video. Today we’re rolling out updates to a few of our mobile apps to give you more ways to express … Read more

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