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“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

One of the Grannies reads to children

A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group of 100 active e-mediators. We recently … Read more

Skype in Media Shoots the Future, as well as the breeze, with Ice T

Rapper Ice T, one of the 3 judges on the Shoot the Future competition

Skype in Media’s Shoot the Future competition is on the search for up and coming, hot new talent in the world of content creation. Whether it’s a fantasy from the deepest realms of your imagination, a new take on the reality show genre, or maybe an enthralling short story idea that everyone will be talking … Read more

Skype’s headed to the Frendly Gathering music festival

Frendly Gathering

This summer Skype is once again joining forces with the Frendly Gathering music festival for a three-day celebration of friendship, music and nature, June 23rd–25th at Timber Ridge Resort in Windham, Vermont. Founded just a few years ago by Pro Snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani, Frendly Gathering is growing bigger and bigger each year … Read more

Fashion gets a high tech makeover with Skype

Fashion Stylist Hillary Cooper

More and more small businesses are using Skype to reach a far wider audience beyond their geographic location. From portrait painters to beauticians, people are finding that using video calling is a great way to expand and diversify—while still maintaining a service that’s every bit as personal as a face-to-face interaction. Recently, we’ve noticed that … Read more

Skype gets to the point with International USA Fencer, Natalie Vie

Natalie Vie

Skype is increasingly being used in more and more original ways. From pet sitting to portrait painting, we’ve found people are really taking advantage of our video calls. Recently we found another ingenious use for Skype—learning the ancient art of fencing. Natalie Vie photographed by Danny Kongos Fencing dates back to the 12th century and … Read more

Skype keeps families connected this Father’s Day… and every day

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Most of the world will be celebrating Father’s Day this Sunday, June 19th. And if like many of us your family is scattered around the country, or even across the globe, planning family celebrations long-distance can be a challenge. Today we’d like to introduce you to Stefanie Parks, travel blogger at The Stave Diaries and … Read more

Interior design goes virtual with Skype

One of Allison’s mood boards

From dancing across time zones to teaching photography over Skype—we’ve been finding people who are using our technology in very original ways. Recently, we met Allison Harlow, founder of  CURIO Design studio, a revolutionary interior design service that operates 100% online with the help of Skype video calling. Realizing that her target markets were changing their approach … Read more

Join us on June 21-22 for a bot hackathon at Skype Palo Alto!

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At the annual //build conference a few months ago Microsoft launched its bot platform. Bots built using our development tools and AI services enable natural language interaction with hundreds of millions of users across Skype and other services, and do everything from telling jokes to answering questions to booking travel. Since then, there have been … Read more

Skincare faces the future with Skype

Face the Future uses Skype for skin care consultations

Skype is all about face-to-face communication with the ones you love. In fact, since we launched, we’ve been inspired and driven to innovate and evolve our services through bringing people closer to each other, no matter where they happen to be. And lately, we’ve been amazed to read about inventive ways that people use our … Read more

Sharks4Kids and Skype in the Classroom celebrate World Oceans Day

A very hands on approach to learning about sharks

Today, in celebration of World Oceans Day, we have caught up with Jillian Morris from Sharks4Kids to find out about the ingenious way they’ve used Skype in the Classroom to connect to over 40,000 students since 2013, and educate them about the importance of sharks in the balance of the oceans’ ecosystems. OK, so when … Read more

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