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Immersive, candid and personal storytelling: an interview with Sterling Proffer, GM of VICE News

VICE News

As partners who share VICE’s broadcasting passion, Skype in Media sat down with Sterling Proffer, General Manager of VICE News, for a chat on digital media, millennials and a more seamless means of assembling and allocating content. “We’ve always focused on a certain style of storytelling which is really immersive, candid, and personal”, Sterling explains. … Read more

As X Games ends, Skype recalls some of the highlights

Gus Kenworthy

Whooaaaa… What a ride. After taking to the slopes of Colorado, Skype is still breathless, and slightly giddy, after the rush of the X Games Aspen 2016. Our mission was to bring fans closer to the action and to the athletes. And boy did we deliver the goods. Just a few of our personal highlights … Read more

More ways to stay active with Skype

Skype fit

How’s that new year’s resolution going? According to the University of Scranton, by the end of January, one in three people have given up completely, and two thirds of resolution makers duck out before reaching their goal. Ouch. And with almost 70% of those joining the resolution focusing on something health-related (Nielsen Insights) – Skype’s … Read more

Antarctica calling

Skype in the Classroom

Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

Get closer to your action sporting heroes with Skype at X Games Aspen 2016

Skype X Games

X Games are back for 2016 — and so are we. Skype is excited and proud to be going to Aspen to share the thrills, the gossip and the behind the scenes fun. This year, we plan to get you guys closer to the excitement and hang out with some of your favorite riders such … Read more

A simple way to inspire your workout buddies over a group video call

Skype invites

Whether you want to start a dance class, get together a book club, or even take a boxing lesson — it’s simple with Skype: just create a group chat and send a unique link to anyone you want via Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter or email. Even if they’re not in your Skype contacts or don’t … Read more

A big prize for little Kopites — Win a Mascot day with Skype and Liverpool FC

Liverpool FC Skype

You may have heard recently about Skype partnering up with Liverpool Football Club. We’re so proud to be part of this winning team and also to join one of football’s greatest families. Our aim is to bring every LFC fan closer to all the action and connect with their favorite team from wherever they may … Read more

Ten years of Skype video: yesterday, today and something new…

10 years of video

Ten years ago, NASA’s Stardust mission successfully brought back interstellar dust from a comet and the cloud existed only in the sky. That same year, Skype launched a new innovation – free video calling. Yes, it really has been a decade since Skype changed the way people connect with their loved ones. 6 years ago, … Read more

Skype gets you closer to football’s greatest family

Skype Liverpool FC emoticon

Talk about a winning team – we’re excited to announce our partnership with Liverpool FC to bring new ways for fans to connect with their beloved club, from anywhere on any device! We’ve launched the LFCofficial Skype ID. Kopites around the world can now come together via Skype to share their passion for the club, … Read more

A global “Happy New Year”!

Skype emoticon

Welcoming the new year is a time for celebration, and with so many of you calling an “old acquaintance” in different countries to wish them well, it’s likely you’ll reach a friend or family member who doesn’t speak the same language as you. To help with that, we’ve created the guide below that includes time zones and languages so everyone … Read more

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