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'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

'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

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 2

At the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher on the final day of the event where I detailed the future of Skype.

Last week, I reviewed my discussion with Kara about the growth of Skype after we joined forces with Microsoft, and talked about our commitment to recruitment and talent acquisition. In this post, I'll talk about my discussion with Kara on the product side, our vision to continue being a user-driven company and how this will all drive Skype's ultimate goal of becoming an essential tool for everyday global communications. Read more

A Call for Your #SkypeStories from Around the World

It's a great privilege for all of us at Skype knowing that our work enables people from across the globe to connect with each other in a meaningful way. We've seen many heartwarming stories from our users over the years, from military members witnessing the birth of their children on Skype while stationed overseas, to injured high school students being able to attend their graduations remotely and even long-distance couples celebrating their anniversaries via Skype while they're apart.

Now, we'd like to shine the spotlight on some of your best stories regarding how you use Skype every day. Read more

Skype: The most popular video calling application on Android

We are proud to reveal that Skype for Android has now surpassed 70M downloads1 on Google Play. Skype video calling works on more Android devices than ever before and is now available for download on more than 1,300 Android devices… Read more

Bring your phone to life with Skype on Android

Skype is one of the world's favourite Android apps. In fact more people than ever now use Skype to keep in touch through their mobile devices. With an app you use this often; you'll obviously want to make smart use… Read more

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

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