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Skype in the Classroom takes students to the Roald Dahl Museum

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To celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Roald Dahl Day, September 2014 saw the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre’s Education team welcome 30 schools and libraries from across Canada, Ireland and the USA through Skype in the classroom. Located in Great Missenden – the English village where Roald Dahl lived … Read more

Skype gets cooking with MasterChef Junior

Season one Master Chef Jr. winner Alexander Weiss is back and using Skype video messaging to challenge vloggers Hunter March and Teala Dunn to a series of culinary challenges. The vloggers take on Alexander’s cooking challenges every other week, which are inspired by dishes the contestants made on the show. Watch them take on a … Read more

Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication

For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make every day audio and video communications possible. As we enter an era in which computing experiences need to be more personal, Skype has looked at ways to help communities create stronger connections and be more productive. Using innovations from Microsoft Research, … Read more

Computer Science Education Week: Maine Students Meet Minecraft Designer on Skype

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Roughly 90% of schools don’t teach computer science. Yet, it is estimated that one million computer science jobs will go unfilled every year!* This Computer Science Education Week, Skype set out to change that and get kids excited about computer science careers. Through a new Code.org partnership, classrooms can connect via Skype with the experts … Read more

Two Birds, One Award-Winning Brewery, and Plenty of Skype

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Between co-running Australia’s first ever women-owned brewery Two Birds, and facilitating the Aussie branch of Pink Boots Society—an international nonprofit set on inspiring and empowering lady brewers all over the world—Jayne Lewis works up quite a thirst. Lucky for her, she’s surrounded by an ever-pouring selection of her own highly inspired, award-winning craft brews—brews that … Read more

Help out Santa with Skype and NORAD

Santa Claus is a busy man. In between preparing for Christmas Eve and teaming up with Skype and NORAD to help map out his worldwide present delivery, there’s hardly time left to enjoy some milk and cookies. Of course, not everyone has his reindeer-powered sled for holiday traveling, and sometimes loved ones can’t always spend … Read more

From Farm to Mug—Thanks to Skype

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For Laila Ghambari, the 2014 United States barista champion,  it’s not even about the coffee. “I mean I enjoy coffee. I have one cup of coffee a day—and I make sure it’s a great one,” she smiles. “But coffee is a global commodity, and because of that—we’re everywhere.” She continues, “Skype allows us to be everywhere. … Read more

JacksGap Swim with Sharks in the Bahamas

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We recently partnered with JacksGap to create “Following Heart”  – a three part video series that captures powerful, real-life Skype enabled stories. In the second episode, launching today, Jack and Finn Harries venture to the small island of Bimini in the Bahamas. There they met Jillian Morris, a marine biologist who runs a shark conservation … Read more

Skype and Western Union are working together to spread holiday cheer

Whether it’s getting that last minute flight home for the holidays or buying a few extra gifts this year, your friends and family will breathe a huge sigh of relief when you call to tell them the money’s on its way. Now the holidays will be even more festive with extra moments of togetherness courtesy … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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Halloween is the only day of the year where you can become anyone or anything – including your favorite Skype emoticon. When we saw the creative ways people were using Skype to heighten their Halloween 2014 festivities, we couldn’t help but feature some of our favorites as Skype Moments of the week. The Partners of … Read more

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