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The Birthday Party of the Century over Skype

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When it comes to Skype bringing people together, this story takes some beating. Recently, we heard about Nicole Pirshafiey’s amazing plans to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 100th birthday. With a family that spans many generations, not to mention numerous locations — bringing together everyone for this momentous occasion seemed impossible. Nicole explains, “My great-grandmother, Amor Macias, … Read more

Going Off the Grid for a While? Skype’s Got Your Back!

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Last week we brought you some tips to get the most out of Skype while traveling abroad. Sometimes, however, you might just be completely off the grid so today we’ll be looking at ways you can use Skype to keep your contacts in the loop while you’re away. Set a mood message before you go … Read more

Skype Helps a Mother-Daughter Team Shine a Little Light to the World

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Marla & Kasha Slavner are a mother/daughter duo from Toronto, Canada who’ve seen the world and are now working to change it for the better. Here, Kasha – a Skype Social Good Moment Maker tells us about what her and her mom have been up to, what’s coming next, and how they’ve taken Skype along … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Latin America, Mexico and the Escape of ‘El Chapo’

The recent escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison in Mexico is making international headlines. El Chapo, the figurehead of the multi-billion dollar drug organization known as the Sinaloa cartel, escaped through a network of tunnels on July 11, 2015 marking his second escape from a federal prison. As the … Read more

5 Unique Ways Skype Simplifies Your Life

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Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but found that the best teacher lives in another state? Maybe your favorite doctor only has availability while you’re on your lunch break—but how do you travel back and forth to the office and eat your lunch? Well, there’s a world of services available via Skype … Read more

Taking Skype with You on Your Vacation

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No matter where you’ll be getting your much-needed R&R this year, Skype would love to come along! Here are a few tips and tricks that will help you get more out of Skype while traveling. Use Skype for Web from any computer If you need access to Skype while on the move, check out Skype for … Read more

Skype 5.5 for Android: Easier to Use = More Time to Chat

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Today we’re delighted to announce Skype 5.5 for Android. In this release, we put extra focus on improvements that will make the app even easier to use, so you can spend more time chatting and sharing with people you care about most. Simplified flow to sign back in With the improvements we’ve made to battery use … Read more

We’ve Followed ‘Frendly’ and Loved Every Minute

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We recently dusted off our festival best to join the guys — and 4,000 of their closest “frends” — for the 5th Annual Frendly Gathering in Vermont. What started out in 2011 as a small gathering of 250 has turned out to be something bigger and more meaningful than either Jack Mitrani or Danny Davis could ever … Read more

Skype TX Launches All New Control Software

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We’re excited to announce that Skype TX controller, our software which gives broadcasters and content producers the ability to control and manage multiple Skype TX units from a single UI, has been updated, and now includes all new features that helps broadcasters create new innovative content. This includes live video previews, remote setting controls, and … Read more

What Is An Exit Code Anyway?

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We’ve all been there. Your friend or family member overseas is waiting for your call. You’ve double-checked the phone number a hundred times, but for some reason the call just won’t go through. Meanwhile, in your loved one’s time zone, the clock is ticking and it’s just about time to leave for work. Most of … Read more

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