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Perfecting the Video Call Portrait

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Elisa Perez, a talented, Skype-loving painter takes portraits a step into the future. Her most recent project, called Screen Face, portrays people as they catch up with loved ones over Skype video calls. “The idea for the project started while I was doing an Erasmus course in Brussels. Most contact with friends and family back … Read more

UPDATE: Free calls to land lines and mobiles in Nepal

UPDATE:  May 5, 2015 – In the aftermath of the tragic earthquake in Nepal, we have seen significant uptake of free Skype calls to landlines and mobiles in and out of the country. In order to continue  providing support over a longer term, we will continue to offer free Skype calls from Nepal to landlines and … Read more

Skype and VICE News bring the world to your door step

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Skype grew out of a vision to make the world a smaller place by bringing people together through technology. More than a decade later, that goal stands stronger than ever. As part of our continued journey, we’ve joined forces with VICE News – one of the most innovative voices in today’s media. Redefining news and … Read more

你好! Ciao! Skype Translator Now Speaks Italian and Mandarin

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At Skype, we want to make it easier for you to connect with people around the world, no matter where you are and what language you speak. In December, we announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program and today we’re excited to announce Skype Translator’s next milestone, the addition of two spoken … Read more

Skype and Western Union make it easier to help loved ones

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At Skype, we’re always looking for new ways to make your moments together even better. So we’re teaming up with Western Union to help make the act of sending money to friends and family even more meaningful. From helping out a loved one with groceries or a car payment to surprising Mom on Mother’s Day, … Read more

Skype in the Classroom partnering with TOMS

Blake Mycoskie, Chief Shoe Giver at Toms shoes, knows a thing or two about social good. Read on for more. I am so proud to announce that students all around the world will now have a cool new way to get inspired, thanks to TOMS’ new partnership with Skype in the Classroom. TOMS and Skype … Read more

March Emoticon Madness

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This month, four of your favorite Skype Emoticons are stepping into the ring—gloves off. But don’t worry! We plan on zero punches being thrown. These match-ups tap into a much more eclectic skillset. Stares will be shared! Rock, Paper (and Scissors) shall be thrown down! Thumb wrestling will ensue! (Jello maybe included). Smile. Emo. Devil. … Read more

Welcome Skype for Business!

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At Skype, we want to create a world where people can make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. A decade ago, we broke down the distance barrier by bringing people together from all over the world. Now, we want to reinvent productivity to enable you and your organization achieve more. Today … Read more

Truth or Dare is BACK (And it’s better than ever)

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You know the rules—cross your fingers and “spin” the truth or dare selector that we’ve posted on our Facebook, Vine, and Twitter channels. Wherever you land, your Skype-using loved ones are in for one hell of a surprise. Take a look at the full list of Truths and Dares below. You woke up like this. … Read more

Fear and Loving over Skype with JacksGap

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Recently, JacksGap used Skype to help them launch “The Collaboration Project”. Twin brothers Jack and Finn Harries wanted to create videos comprised entirely of footage created by their community. To realize their vision, they needed a platform where their fans could record a simple video message and share it with them. So they turned to … Read more

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