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Skype into Space

In February, Tony Bates, the president of the Skype division for Microsoft, addressed the Lync Conference in San Diego. In his keynote, he reflected on the Skype division’s B2X journey, enabling people to connect wherever they are. Today we’re announcing an important milestone in this mission. This B2X journey is all about removing barriers to … Read more

A Virtual Choir for the Ages at TED2013

Virtual Choir with Eric Whitacre

Is there an equation to making a brilliant musical experience?  We think Eric Whitacre might have found at least one such formula: 100 live choir members made up of singers from choirs at California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton Campus and Riverside City College, + 30 singers from 28 different countries … Read more

Make Your Big Break – Show Your Skills on Simon Cowell’s New Channel “The You Generation”

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Do all of your friends say you can sing like an angel? Do your cakes and cookies make your best pals sigh with delight? Does everybody say you do an amazing impression of President Obama? Do you think that you could be the best in the world at dog training, BMX bike riding, stand-up comedy, … Read more

Skype Brings Together Bands and Fans at SXSW 2013

Capital Cities performing their hit ‘Safe and Sound’ - Photo courtesy of Joe Anthema

Over the past weekend, hordes of music fans and artists once again gathered together in Austin, Texas for the 27th annual SXSW Music Conference.  The days were jam packed with people from around the world in the music industry, eager to share their experiences and stories with one another.  Music truly brings people together, just … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

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I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

Skype at South by Southwest 2013

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Do you consider yourself a music, technology, film or education aficionado?  If so, you may have heard about South by Southwest, a 26-year old Austin, Texas-based festival event better known simply as “SXSW” to most.  Over the years, it has grown to become one of the biggest events to find out about what’s new and … Read more

Skype and Messenger Coming Together: The Next Chapter

Skype is known around the world for helping people stay close whenever they’re apart.  It makes us proud that more than 280 million people choose Skype to connect with their loved ones and colleagues every month. We love the opportunity to help more people laugh, gossip, share stories or just spend time together.  That’s why … Read more

Tell Us Your #SkypeLove Story!

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Every day is a perfect day to show someone just how much you love them, and we know Skype can play a big role in connecting you with that special person you care a lot about.  Regardless if you use Skype for sending instant messages, making calls from your mobile phone, having a video call on … Read more

See No Evil, Hear No Evil – Tips for Audio and Video Quality

As this is my first post of 2013, let me wish you all the best for the year ahead. 2012 was an exciting year here at Skype and we’re planning on bringing you even more great stuff in 2013. I’d like to finish what I started in December with one more set of audio and video tips … Read more

Skype and Gaga: Highlights from The Born This Way Ball

We’ve had an exciting past few months accompanying Lady Gaga as the official partner of her world tour: The Born This Way Ball. From Stockholm to London to Barcelona, we’ve helped Little Monsters experience the show in incredible new ways: from instantly sharing their looks on our Blue Carpet with Skype Photo Share to leaving messages for Gaga in our … Read more

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