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Taking ‘Pet Friendly’ to a Whole New Level

We love it when people use Skype to come together to do great things. When there’s animals involved… well, that’s a huge bonus. Our Pet Ambassador, Paris Permenter, recently caught up over Skype with Alison Sawyer  from Isla Animals – an animal rescue group based on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico who promote spay … Read more

Disney’s “Inside Out” Emoticons Launch on Skype Today: Express Your Feelings with Our New Emoticons

Inside Out Emoticons

Who doesn’t love these cute little fun faces and expressions? Skype’s emoticons add an extra flair to your conversations by bringing your emotions to life. We know that you adore our emoticons and are always asking for more. Well, we are listening and today we are excited to share that we are bringing the Emotions … Read more

A Chat with the Brainiacs Behind Skype TX

Skype TX in action

In recent months, we’ve announced a new solution for broadcasters: Skype TX. Initially created to inspire and enable even more media moments, the hardware/software solution has since been used to develop new, never-been-done-before concepts for live, video-on-demand, and other digital content. Last week, we caught up with two team members who’ve been involved from the … Read more

UPDATE 2: Calls to Land Lines and Mobiles in Nepal

Update 2 – After more than 6 weeks of free and discounted calls into and out of Nepal, we are reinstating our normal calling prices to landlines and mobiles from Monday 15 June 2015. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone.  To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to … Read more

A Thread of Confidence – A Skype Conversation with Kids

Developing a child’s sense of identity generates confidence. If they trust their abilities, they will believe in themselves, feel confident and have positive qualities that they want to offer to others. I believe in cultivating confident children. For children to trust their abilities, we need to open their world. This begins with providing opportunities for … Read more

Book Club and Drinks with Esteemed Authors via Skype

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Born of a Twitter joke, striving for an official Wikipedia page (as much as a Skype chat with Don DeLillo), and initiating every meeting over a shotgunned beer, PBR Book Club is anything but your quiet reading corner. “About four years ago, a bunch of people were like ‘We should just read a bunch of … Read more

Top Reasons Skype Can Help You to Grow and Innovate Your Business (Part 2)

Last week we heard from Skype Innovation Moment Maker and aficionado Chris Merkle on some of the ways he uses Skype (and you can too) to grow his business. Here, he’s adding five more reasons. You can also keep up with him and his adventures in innovation through Facebook, Instagram and his blog. 6. Stay … Read more

From Video Blogging to Violin Teaching, How Do You Use Skype in Savvy Ways?

Will Noonan SkypeSavvy

All of you prove to us time after time (and in ways that wow us every day) that Skype has many purposes, suits every passion, and that it’s for each and every person to do with it, well, anything they can think of, really. And so the Skype Savvy hashtag was born, encouraging all of … Read more

Skype and Acer Ask Stars of the LPGA ‘What Drives You?’

We all have someone or something that drives us to succeed. Whether it’s the will to win or the determination to reach the next level, it’s that drive that helps us achieve our dreams. Skype has teamed up with Acer, an official sponsor of the LPGA, to find out what pushes the world’s top female … Read more

Top Reasons Skype Can Help You To Grow and Innovate Your Business (Part 1)

Skype Innovation Moment Maker, digital guru and extreme innovator, Chris Merkle uses Skype video calling to manage his digital agency and collaborate with teams around the globe. This means he has more time to focus on the future of digital and what’s next, as well as growing his business. You can keep up with him … Read more

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