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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

Skype Qik gives fans a chance to get closer to their favorite vloggers

A few weeks ago, we launched Skype Qik – a new video messaging app centered around sharing moments spontaneously with your circle of friends. Now, vloggers Connor Franta and Miranda Sings are giving fans the chance to win a fun-filled day that they personally planned and directed. Two lucky winners will receive a Qik message from … Read more

Skype Moments of the week

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What makes true friends so important to our lives? They love us no matter what. They’re the first to celebrate our victories and the last to leave our side during defeat. Good pals (including the furry, feathered and four-legged ones) are a rare find. That’s why this week we’re celebrating friendships made stronger with Skype. … Read more

The 9 Key Ingredients to the Smallpools’ Skype Six Tour

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1) Rehearse New Songs & Create Set List! For the past year & a half as a band we’ve been on the road non-stop. During our off time, we’d have to go right into the studio to work on the album, so we never really had the time (or material) to fully develop a new … Read more

Futuristic Orchestra Stars New York Subway Musicians & Skype

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On a sunny September morning, mid Bryant Park, Ljova Zhurbin stood surrounded by an array of laptop-supporting folding chairs. With screens featuring 11 of the city’s celebrated subway musicians over Skype, the city’s first digital orchestra—once isolated within their separate subway stations—joined together in a timely beat. A beat that was created solely with the … Read more

Skype Translator Early Preview – Sign-Up Opens Today!

In May, Satya Nadella and Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall unveiled Skype Translator, Microsoft’s breakthrough in real-time speech translation at Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference. Since then, the engineering team has been hard at work to get the technology behind Skype Translator ready for a preview release. Starting today, we are rolling out a … Read more

Fans use video messages to interview Taylor Swift on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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We’re always looking for new ways to bring people closer together. So when Taylor Swift announced that she would be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, we put our heads together and came up with the perfect way to get fans closer to the songstress herself. Knowing that Jimmy Kimmel wouldn’t be the only one with … Read more

Mayra Hurtado is overjoyed to be Skype’s Photography Ambassador in Mexico

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A few weeks ago, we announced the upcoming launch of Moment Makers in Mexico and Brazil. Now, we’re getting to know a brand new group of influential and passionate Moment Makers. Mayra Hurtado is a Mexican photographer and fashion blogger who represented her home city of Guadalajara in the Skype City Sights photo collaboration. She … Read more

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