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Calling All Soccer Fans! Become Our Next Global Correspondent

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True fans live, breathe and sleep soccer. They take their passion further than the living room couch, past the final whistle and way beyond the stadium. You can recognize them by the intensity with which they boot balls around the park. By the way they study replays (and replays and replays) for days on end. … Read more

We’ve Followed ‘Frendly’ and Loved Every Minute

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We recently dusted off our festival best to join the guys — and 4,000 of their closest “frends” — for the 5th Annual Frendly Gathering in Vermont. What started out in 2011 as a small gathering of 250 has turned out to be something bigger and more meaningful than either Jack Mitrani or Danny Davis could ever … Read more

What Is An Exit Code Anyway?

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We’ve all been there. Your friend or family member overseas is waiting for your call. You’ve double-checked the phone number a hundred times, but for some reason the call just won’t go through. Meanwhile, in your loved one’s time zone, the clock is ticking and it’s just about time to leave for work. Most of … Read more

“My Skype Family”: A Documentary Play Exploring How Families Stay Together Using Skype

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Those first little baby steps, reading a bedtime story to your kids, or even helping your mum and dad decide the color of their new lounge — Skype has always been a great way to bring family closer together, even when they’re apart. But how about using it as a lifeline to keep a family … Read more

Taking ‘Pet Friendly’ to a Whole New Level

We love it when people use Skype to come together to do great things. When there’s animals involved… well, that’s a huge bonus. Our Pet Ambassador, Paris Permenter, recently caught up over Skype with Alison Sawyer  from Isla Animals – an animal rescue group based on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico who promote spay … Read more

Disney’s “Inside Out” Emoticons Launch on Skype Today: Express Your Feelings with Our New Emoticons

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Who doesn’t love these cute little fun faces and expressions? Skype’s emoticons add an extra flair to your conversations by bringing your emotions to life. We know that you adore our emoticons and are always asking for more. Well, we are listening and today we are excited to share that we are bringing the Emotions … Read more

A Chat with the Brainiacs Behind Skype TX

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In recent months, we’ve announced a new solution for broadcasters: Skype TX. Initially created to inspire and enable even more media moments, the hardware/software solution has since been used to develop new, never-been-done-before concepts for live, video-on-demand, and other digital content. Last week, we caught up with two team members who’ve been involved from the … Read more

UPDATE 2: Calls to Land Lines and Mobiles in Nepal

Update 2 – After more than 6 weeks of free and discounted calls into and out of Nepal, we are reinstating our normal calling prices to landlines and mobiles from Monday 15 June 2015. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone.  To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to … Read more

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world. This begins with providing opportunities for … Read more

Book Club and Drinks with Esteemed Authors via Skype

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Born of a Twitter joke, striving for an official Wikipedia page (as much as a Skype chat with Don DeLillo), and initiating every meeting over a shotgunned beer, PBR Book Club is anything but your quiet reading corner. “About four years ago, a bunch of people were like ‘We should just read a bunch of … Read more

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