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Estonia rules – Freedom House ranks Estonia as the world's number one for Freedom of the Net

Skype has a special relationship with Estonia: this is where our software was born, and where it continues to be developed in our largest office worldwide, in Tallinn. We are still humbled by how, in the just nine years since… Read more

Help Peace One Day and Skype Support Peace Efforts Around the World

Skype has been proud to play a role in enabling the mission of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to promoting non-violence in all its forms, for over 3 years. One of Peace One Day's goals is to inspire a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world. To help Peace One Day achieve that goal, we created together in 2010 a Global Education Resource for teachers promoting intercultural co-operation, global citizenship, and non-violence. We have received positive feedback from the thousands of teachers using the material as part of their curriculum. Read more

Skype joins Lady Gaga for the Born This Way Ball Tour

What's missing from this equation: Lady Gaga + Skype + _____ = Born This Way Ball world tour? You, of course. Skype and Lady Gaga are teaming up to bring fans brand new experiences along her monumental world tour. Skype… Read more

Skype and a New Audio Codec

Skype has quietly revolutionized the sound quality of our daily communications. We introduced SILK, our own audio codec, to make our calls sound more like being there in person in January 2009. Since then, we've used it to serve more than 750 billion minutes. Read more

Skype thanks military families

The old quote goes: "the hardest job in the military is being a military spouse." We here at Skype salute all that military families endure – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines as well as their loved ones back at… Read more

Skype for Android Quiz: Put your Skype talents to the test

Millions of people use Skype for Android every day to keep in touch. You might be one of them, but do you think you know Skype inside out, back to front? How about putting your Skype talents to the test?… Read more

Happy 9th Birthday, Skype

It was Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and made the first call ever in 1876, and it was Motorola that invented the first cellular phone in 1973. It was Skype that joined in on these revolutionary moments in… Read more

The Advent of "Ambient Video"

A behavioral phenomenon that's growing in popularity among Skype users is something we like to call "Ambient Video." Some of our users are now leaving Skype video calls with their friends and family running nearly all the time. Interestingly, this is something we've also been doing internally at Skype for a number of years in order to connect our different offices with one another. We have TV screens placed near all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what's going on in any of our other offices around the globe via Skype Group Video Call. Read more

Skype employees pitch in to build low-income housing

Multiple choice question: which of the following lists of tools and technologies are associated with working for Skype? A. hammers, nails, hard hats and 2X4s B. laptops, webcams, LED screens and smartphones C. all of the above If you were… Read more

Peace One Day Teaches Students about Peace through Skype Talks

Skype has been a proud partner of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to saving lives by promoting worldwide peace, for over three years. Since first joining forces, our collaboration has evolved to focus on raising awareness of Peace Day, September 21st,, an annual day of non-violence around the globe. As part of Skype's ongoing work to change the world by removing cultural, technological and societal barriers to communication, we've recently expanded our partnership further to include a larger focus on education. Read more

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