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Cooking up global goodness over Skype

On Skype with Chef Yoshimi in Japan

What makes each culture different, but brings us all together like nothing else can? Food! The scents, stories, and sharing a homemade meal around the table together—few things are quite so satisfying or make us feel more connected. And yet, who can afford to whisk off (no pun intended) to Barcelona or Tokyo every time … Read more

Keeping it fresh – a long distance romance thrives thanks to Skype

Tyler and Erin enjoying some time together at Big Bend National Park, TX

For Public Relations professional Erin Key, Skype video calling was something her family had been using for years. Her facility with it came in handy when she and her boyfriend Tyler, both from Kansas City, Missouri, became separated by school and work. They wanted a way to see and talk to each other on a … Read more

How to have an unforgettable Skype interview

How to have an unforgettable Skype interview

Do you have a big Skype interview coming up? You’re not alone; half of the students we surveyed* have participated in a Skype interview. To upgrade your interview from ordinary to unforgettable, our sponsored career expert Maxie McCoy joined us to share her best tips for making a lasting impression with your interviewer “on camera.” 1. … Read more

Wedding planners say “I do” to Skype

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There’s no shortage of ways for today’s brides and grooms to go online to research, plan and commemorate their big day. From DIY wedding planners to wedding photo books, it’s all available 24/7. And that’s great, but can also be a tad overwhelming for busy couples who work full time. That’s why a growing number … Read more

Shoot the Future: A winner is coming. Interview with Oliver Butler

Oliver Butler from Game of Thrones and one of the judges of the Shoot the Future competition

Skype in Media’s Shoot The Future competition is on the search for the next big thing in video content—a concept that will inspire, get people talking and be shared by people the world over. Whether it’s a new spin on the reality genre, a short documentary, or even an idea for an online series of … Read more

Halo fan? Get in on “The Arena” group chat

We’re teaming up with ESL Gaming and Halo

With livestreaming bringing gaming to all new heights, we’re teaming up with ESL Gaming and Halo, and inviting fans to join us and get even closer to all the action of this year’s Halo Championship Series: Pro League. Fresh from exclusive chats with two of the best Pro League players, Optic Maniac and Renegades Ninja, … Read more

On trend and always online. Skype meets a virtual fashion stylist

An example of one of Mia’s interior projects shot by Kiersten Ladzinski

“A girl should be two things… classy and fabulous.” — Coco Chanel Founder of Mia Collins Design, Mia is a personal stylist and interior designer who has a passion for all things to do with fashion. We were especially intrigued with the way she consults clients over Skype—helping to inject wardrobes with new life, create … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month – Highlights (June 2016)

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2016)

Whether you’re reuniting with someone special or learning from the experts, Skype makes it simple to bring a faraway loved one into your home or an elusive guest speaker into your classroom. When distance is no longer an obstacle, it’s truly limitless just how much we can learn from and about one another. Over the … Read more

Sharing the Frendly Gathering music festival with new and old frends

Skype gives fans a behind the scenes look into the Frendly Gathering Music Festival

Over the weekend music fans used Skype to give fellow fans a behind-the-scenes look into the 6th annual Frendly Gathering music festival. Frendly Gathering was founded by professional snowboarders Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis. Their mission was to create an inclusive musical event for their frends and guests, where there is no “I” in “Frends.” … Read more

Combining the ancient art of feng shui with Skype technology

Dana Claudat

Feng shui is the practice of harmonizing people with their environment—an ancient art often used to orient buildings and also spiritual structures such as tombs. These days it is still being used by people to bring harmony and good fortune to their homes. We found out how Dana Claudat, a renowned interior designer and founder … Read more

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