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Carving it up at the Aspen X Games 2015

The X Games Aspen 2015 will be known for two things: Amazingly skilled athletes who defy the laws of physics while shredding snow, air, and everything in-between. Intensely loyal fans who tune in to cheer and support their favorite X Games athletes. The fans in Aspen can get an up-close view of the athletes on a course or … Read more

Skype in Windows 10 Preview: Built into Windows 10 so you can do more with friends across devices

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As you may have heard, Skype will come built into your communications suite on Windows 10 devices across your PC, tablet and phone. As always, we look for ways to make doing more together intuitive, and on your Windows 10 device what better way to do that than to build Skype directly into messaging, calling … Read more

Tyson Mayr & the Skype Call that Saved a Life

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For most, Las Naves, Ecuador appears to be a small dot on a very large map. But there’s a lot more going on in this remote jungle town than meets the eye. Recently, Skype’s Social Good Ambassador Tyson Mayr journeyed through the dense Ecuadorian jungle to Las Naves to deliver water filters to a young child … Read more

Dr. Danielle Sheypuk on Skype Therapy, Dating and Psychology

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“Stereotypes are so entrenched within our culture,” Dr. Danielle Sheypuk explains. “Society assumes that people with disabilities do not want to kiss. Do not want to date. That we don’t someday hope to be wives and mothers, husbands and fathers. You know, there’s something really wrong with that.” Today, Danielle steadfastly debunks such mainstream stigmas. … Read more

Changing the World One Story at a Time through Skype

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 At Skype, we are inspired by the things we can do when we are together. During this month, we are showcasing a series of stories and people using Skype every day to share moments, make decisions, and enjoy quality time together at http://www.skype.com/together. Meet Anna Therese Day, a journalist with a passion for reporting, and her boyfriend … Read more

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

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