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Skype Brings You Lady Gaga Live

Mark your calendars and grab a friend, because we’re going live with Lady Gaga. Tune in this Thursday, January 17th at 2pm PST to watch as Lady Gaga chats with fans on a live Skype group video call. Now’s your… Read more

Skype 6.1 for Windows Desktop with Outlook Integration

Introducing Skype 6.1 for Windows, now with Outlook integration and a visual update to the toolbar. This is an exciting update because the time spent on email by many people is still significant. And if you’re like many of us who work at Skype, we spend lots of time toggling between our email and Skype desktop clients. Now it’s really convenient to send a Skype instant message, start a free Skype to Skype call, or make a call to any mobile or landline – all within Outlook. Read more

It’s All About Networking

Recently I’ve been compiling some tips to get the best quality out of your Skype calls. In case you missed them, here are the tips on how to set up your Skype calls and how you can improve your call… Read more

Gearing for Success

You might have seen my blog recently on how to set up a good quality Skype call. Today I’ll be giving you some tips on hardware that can really boost the quality of your Skype calls. If you still need… Read more

3 Lucky Classrooms Get a Special Visitor Over Skype – Santa Claus!

It’s Christmas time, and you’ve definitely been nice all year. Who’s the one person you’d most want to talk to right now? For three lucky classrooms around the world, their holiday wishes came true when they got to speak… Read more

3 Top Tips to Look and Sound Good on Skype

It’s nearly that time of year again – the holiday season is upon us! For a lot of people, it’s a time to take a break but for some of us there’s a lot to take care of. There are… Read more

Happy Holidays from Say it with Skype

It’s that time of year again when people gather from far and wide to celebrate and be merry. We’re helping friends and family connect for the holidays with our Say It With Skype video greeting app–the perfect way to send… Read more

Skype Social Good – Making Life Better Through Technology

After I finished speaking on stage at the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley earlier this week, I found myself reflecting on both the number of innovative and passionate people dedicated to changing our world for the better and the role technology is playing to drive these changes within our global society. At Skype, we’ve always believed in the power of technology to bring the world closer together by enabling people everywhere to share experiences. Nowhere is this more evident than in the way Skype is playing a social transformation role in a number of areas – education, peace efforts and humanitarian aid. Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad Hits over 120 Million Downloads and Releases New Versions

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our latest update (version 4.2.1) to Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad. Following a recent release that supported the larger iPhone 5 screen and fixed several bugs, the new version includes some of the most requested features from our users on both iPhone and iPad. Read more

Teachers, Enter our Santa in the Classroom Contest: Educators Can Win $10,000 in Technology Products and a Call with Santa for Their Classrooms

We are very proud that Skype’s technology helps enable amazing learning experiences for students across the globe. From explorer Mark Wood connecting classrooms in Nepal and Tsunami-damaged Japan for an environmental discussion to students getting a chance to learn from NASA and even surprise video calls from NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, Skype in the classroom empowers teachers to bring truly remarkable experiences to their schools. Read more

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