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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

Top Reasons Skype Can Help You to Grow and Innovate Your Business (Part 2)

Last week we heard from Skype Innovation Moment Maker and aficionado Chris Merkle on some of the ways he uses Skype (and you can too) to grow his business. Here, he’s adding five more reasons. You can also keep up with him and his adventures in innovation through Facebook, Instagram and his blog. 6. Stay … Read more

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in Savvy Ways?

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All of you prove to us time after time (and in ways that wow us every day) that Skype has many purposes, suits every passion, and that it’s for each and every person to do with it, well, anything they can think of, really. And so the Skype Savvy hashtag was born, encouraging all of … Read more

Skype and Acer Ask Stars of the LPGA ‘What Drives You?’

We all have someone or something that drives us to succeed. Whether it’s the will to win or the determination to reach the next level, it’s that drive that helps us achieve our dreams. Skype has teamed up with Acer, an official sponsor of the LPGA, to find out what pushes the world’s top female … Read more

Top Reasons Skype Can Help You To Grow and Innovate Your Business (Part 1)

Skype Innovation Moment Maker, digital guru and extreme innovator, Chris Merkle uses Skype video calling to manage his digital agency and collaborate with teams around the globe. This means he has more time to focus on the future of digital and what’s next, as well as growing his business. You can keep up with him … Read more

How to create a Mother’s Day treat on Skype

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Why don’t you take to Skype this year for a little Mother’s Day treat? I’m sure you didn’t need me to remind you that Mother’s Day is coming up soon (and if you did, then you’re welcome) but a few pointers on creating a special Skype session probably wouldn’t go amiss. So let’s get to … Read more

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

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