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Skype Around the World

The world sometimes seems like a really small place – with just a click of a mouse we can be on a video call with a friend across the world. Or in less than a day, we can get on a plane and be on the opposite side of the globe. But even though the … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

Celebrating Skype for Outlook.com in the US

Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to deliver the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com to countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and more. Today, we’re celebrating the availability of a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com in the US! The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy … Read more

Skype Joins the Windows 8.1 Start Screen Line-Up

Skype will be front-and-center in Windows 8.1 – from the very first time you turn on your PC! We’re thrilled to announce that Skype will join the powerful offering of apps and services built-into Windows 8.1. This is fantastic news for both Skype and Windows users. Now you don’t have to download your favorite app to stay in … Read more

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

Skype Video Messaging Asks Simon About the Upcoming 1D Album, His Quirky Habits & More

Using the power of Skype’s exciting new video messaging feature, thousands of teens across the UK and US recorded their questions for Simon Cowell, asking the legendary music and TV mogul everything from career advice to the latest on the world’s hottest boy band, One Direction. So what did the world’s most notorious talent judge … Read more

Emoticon Challenge – Expressing Yourself with Skype IM

In our first Moment Makers challenge, we asked you to create your own Skype instant messaging emoticon art. Our users released their inner artists, using our chat window as their canvas and there was some amazingly creative art shared. We love how creative our users are and we pulled together a montage of masterpieces to … Read more

Ideas Worth Spreading with TED and Skype

TED is the nonprofit organization that has been devoted to “Ideas Worth Spreading” for more than two decades. Throughout the years, the organization has grown to be a recognized source of inspiration and innovation, supporting world-changing ideas through a variety of programs. Now, for the first time, TED and Skype have partnered together to enable … Read more

Skype Passes 100M Android Installs and Launches Redesigned 4.0

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Just recently, we reached a major milestone. Skype for Android is now installed on over 100 million phones worldwide. And we’re so thankful – reaching such an achievement would be impossible without the support of our users, and we continue to put you and your needs at the heart of everything we do. Today we’re … Read more

Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

Skype was founded under the simple principle that “the whole world can talk for free,” and I’m not sure any of us could have imagined the remarkable effect this would have had in our daily lives. From millions of young families sharing their weekly video call with proud grandparents, to connecting students around the world … Read more

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