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The Skype Song

Skype Song

How could we resist? We came across “The Skype Song” and just had to get in touch with its creator. Today we’d like to introduce you to singer-songwriter Cynthia Wang, the artist behind “The Skype Song” and her recently released EP album. Q: Nice to meet you Cynthia, and thank you for your time. Could … Read more

World Teachers’ Day: celebrating our most inspirational Skype Master Teacher

Skype in the Classroom

Since the launch of Skype in the Classroom in 2009, over 400,000 teachers from 265 countries and regions have joined our mission to bring real life learning to over 6 million students all over the world. This year the title of Skype Master Teacher was given to a group of two dozen chosen ambassadors for … Read more

Skype helps Rumi Spice cultivate saffron, as well as peace

Skype social good

Sun soaked landscapes, rolling hills, mysterious deserts and fields of crocuses with their bright red stigmas catching the sun’s rays. A country of hospitable inhabitants who welcome guests with open arms. A place so far from the beaten track that many don’t even know where it is. And yet, you’ll never see it in any … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (September 2015)

Skype video call

By bringing people together, Skype is making the world a more open and cultured place. No matter if it’s reuniting refugees with loved ones, sharing a new perspective at a film festival or a global collaboration between classrooms on different sides of the world, Skype acts as the uniting force. The United Nations High Commissioner … Read more

The Martian Gives Fans An Out of This World Opportunity

Skype the Martian

One small step for The Martian, one giant leap for movie fans everywhere as Skype gave an inside look to one of fall’s biggest blockbusters opening in theatres October 2nd. We asked you to send your questions to the cast, now here’s the final product. It all went down at the Toronto Film Festival on … Read more

Skype Outage: An Update, and an Apology

At Skype, our mission is to give you the tools you need to be closer and do more with the people who matter to you most. It’s a simple commitment, but one which we hold ourselves highly accountable for. Yesterday, we experienced an issue at the Skype back-end that prevented us from delivering on our … Read more

Ask the Skype Experts on Community Day – September 23rd 2015

Skype emoticons

This Wednesday September 23, Skype experts — including engineers, product managers, marketers, data scientists and customer service specialists — will be available during daytime in Europe and the Americas to answer your questions over on the Skype Community. From subscription advice, to personalizing your Skype account, to using our new features — our team of … Read more

Mojis: Express Yourself on Skype Like Never Before

Skype Mojis

Sometimes real life feels like it’s straight out of a movie and mere words just don’t do it justice. Now, when you send a message on Skype, you can personalize your chat and pull in your favorite TV or movie moments to do the talking for you. Mojis are short clips from your favorite movies … Read more

Skype Redesigned for Android, iPhone and iPad

Skype for Android

At Skype we are passionate about helping you connect to the people that matter most even when you’re apart. We are constantly working to make it easier and better to do just that, whether you’re talking with family, messaging with friends, or sharing a photo. That’s why Skype 6.0 for Android is rolling out today … Read more

Come on You Reds! Win A Trip to Old Trafford to See Manchester United

Skype sweepstake

We have some exciting news for all you football fans out there. Skype has teamed up with YouTube channel FullTimeDEVILS — the number one, 100% unofficial Manchester United fan’s channel — to bring you a competition that is going to take some beating. FullTimeDEVILS gives Man United supporters the latest videos, football news, transfer talk, player … Read more

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