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Six Classrooms across the Globe Connect with Celebrities via Skype

Last month, we made the exciting announcement that lucky classrooms across the globe would have a chance to win an once-in-a-lifetime Skype video call with celebrities and authors provided by our partners at 86400movement and OpenEduTalk. Weeks later, we're thrilled… Read more

Day in the Life of a Skype Site Operations Manager

We recently had a chance to talk with Kaili Kleemeier, a site operations manager based in our offices in Tallinn, Estonia. Kaili plays a critical role in making sure Skype's technology runs smoothly from a technical operational perspective. Her… Read more

#SkypeTalks Live Chat Session TODAY with Skype for Mac Product Team

With the launch of Skype 5.8 for Mac last week, we've seen a lot of questions about the latest version.

As a result, we're excited to continue our #SkypeTalks live chat series! Our fourth live chat session on Twitter will take place today, Monday June 18th at 6 PM GMT/1 PM EST/10 AM PST. The hour-long chat session will provide useful tips and tricks and answer your Skype for Mac questions. Read more

"I look forward to Mondays"

People keep asking, "What's it like to work for Skype?" Rather than doling out a general answer, we tracked down an expert, Karlheinz Wurm, to get his story. Karlheinz joined Skype in 2005 and is currently the Product Engineering Director… Read more

Skype 5.8 for Mac: Your Contact List Just Got Slimmer, While Video Calls with Mobile Users and Group Screen Sharing Got Even Better.

Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Skype 5.8 for Mac. With this update we're improving the usability of the Skype for Mac client, while also delivering a bunch of new features. You can download the new Skype for… Read more

Skype Advertising Update

Today we are announcing the launch of Conversation Ads in Skype. These new display ad units will appear within the calling window of users who do not have Skype Credit or subscriptions when they're making 1:1 Skype-to-Skype audio calls using… Read more

Answers to Your Top Skype for PS Vita Questions – #SkypeListens

When we launched Skype for Playstation Vita (PS Vita) in April, the reception we received from our users and the gaming community was amazing. At Skype, we're so appreciative of our passionate and avid users, and we provide as many opportunities as possible to answer your questions. In the past, we've hosted several #SkypeTalks live chat sessions to address your requests regarding Skype for Android and Skype for Mac, and continually ask for your feedback to solve common issues.

We've seen the questions and feedback regarding Skype on PS Vita that you've posted on our Facebook page, across Twitter and on the Skype Support Network. In this blog post, we will address the most frequently-asked Skype for PS Vita questions from you, our users. Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 1

Last week at the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I had the privilege of sitting down for an on-stage Q&A with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. At the onset of our discussion, we acknowledged that the communications landscape is transforming each and every day before our eyes. We discussed the implications of Microsoft and Skype joining forces, what progress we have made so far and what's next for Skype. Read more

We're Hiring

The word is out. Everyone from the BBC to the New York Times is saying that we have some "400 job openings." Not only are these rumors true, but we need to add all of those jobs by the… Read more

We're Hiring

The word is out. Everyone from the BBC to the New York Times is saying that we have some “400 job openings.” Not only are these rumors true, but we need to add all of those jobs by the… Read more

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