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What Does Skype's Architecture Do?

In the last few days we have seen reports in the media we believe are inaccurate and could mislead the Skype community about our approach to user security and privacy. I want to clear this up. At Skype, we continue… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Tips for Upgrading Skype on Your Computer

One of our biggest goals at Skype is to ensure that our users get the best experiences out of our products no matter what platform you choose to use. This is one reason why we continually release new versions of… Read more

International Technology Upgrade Week: Women Buy More Tech, but Men Upgrade More

Did you know that women buy tech gadgets more than men? It's true; according to market intelligence firm Parks Associates, women are more likely than men to buy tablets, laptops, and smartphones. The old stereotype is that men are the… Read more

Most UK ISPs commit to the open Internet – and all of Europe should follow

This week most major ISPs in the UK announced the launch of a "voluntary code of practice in support of the open Internet." This action, consisting of ISPs voluntarily coming together to support and commit to the open Internet is… Read more

The Benefits of Upgrading Skype

When you make a Skype call, in an ideal scenario, you click the contact, turn on your webcam, and voilà, you are able to see your friends and family all over the world. But as we all know, life isn't… Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There's an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is "tomorrow." It's a favorite refrain for anyone who's put an important task off. It can be… Read more

Survey Finds Nearly Half of Consumers Fail To Upgrade Software Regularly And One Quarter of Consumers Don't Know Why To Update Software

Skype, Norton and TomTom kick off International Technology Upgrade Week There’s an old joke that the most popular day to start a diet is “tomorrow.” It’s a favorite refrain for anyone who’s put an important task off. It can be… Read more

Emoticons: much more than just another smiling face

Think about how an emoticon has helped you to emphasize an important point in an online chat. Or made you realize that somebody was just joking. Or allowed you to get to the point quickly if you were feeling sad… Read more

Tech Tuesday Live Twitter Chat

If you're headed to college this fall, there's one good thing to learn before you leave – how to stay in touch while you're away. Students often are multiple hours away from their friends and families while they're in school;… Read more

'The Reel' Welcomed as New House Band for the Join Say it with Skype App

This past May, we introduced Join Say it with Skype, a contest that gave up-and-coming bands and aspiring musicians the chance to be featured in our group video greeting app Say it with Skype. Soon after, we were flooded with tons of unique entries from all corners of the world. From soul singers in New Zealand to grunge rock bands from the U.S. Deep South, we sifted through the vast range of entries and picked out the most notable performances to present to our celebrity judging panel. That panel, comprising of legendary MTV host and music historian Matt Pinfield, Pete Wentz of Black Cards and OneRepublic's Ryan Tedder, deliberated over the finalists by scoring each of them on their musical merits, creativity and performance skills. Read more

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