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Skype brings history to life for Veterans Day

Skype in the Classroom

Yesterday, we highlighted some original and interactive virtual field trips and lesson plans around war history and Veterans Day, offered by our educational partners around the U.S. Today, in honor of Veterans Day, we’re bringing you a glimpse of what it’s like to go on a virtual field trip to The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Louisiana, … Read more

Grateful for your feedback!

Skype emoticon

We love your feedback and use it every day to improve Skype. Keep it coming! Perhaps you’ve taken some time and sent feedback to Skype? Maybe you have reported a problem or sent suggestions to make Skype better. Maybe you’ve shared thoughts about a feature you like? If you have – thank you – and … Read more

Who’ll win a dream trip to Old Trafford?

Full time devils

Whether you spend all day discussing tactical formations with your mates, losing your voice through singing your favorite player’s song or simply praying a lot — we wanted to know what you guys and gals got up to during your match day. We partnered with The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS, the self-proclaimed biggest and best … Read more

Skype Creators plan a haunting Halloween party

Skype Halloween

This past Halloween Skype creators Julie Lee, Goldie Starling, Katherine Accettura and Alisha Marie combined their passions for food, makeup, DIY and party planning to throw an enchanting and empowering Halloween party for the Lower Eastside Girls Club. To bring the party to life, the four Skype Halloweek hostesses brainstormed ideas for terrifyingly terrific treats, … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (October 2015)


Whether you’re celebrating something special or just catching up with an old friend, it’s easy to turn a seemingly ordinary moment into a party with a little help from Skype. Writers from Beyond the Marquee went Back to the Future with the help of Skype. Sci-fi fans at home also celebrated the anniversary of the … Read more

Socking it to you this Halloween

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All Hallows Eve is upon us, when ghouls and zombies roam unfettered to prey on the unwary (and the occasional fun-sized Snickers). But have no fear! There’s no need to lock your doors or stock up on garlic while Skype is here! Our little communications app is all you’ll need to enjoy your best Halloween … Read more

Announcing our Pundit Pursuit winners

The Football Republic

Way back in July, we called for soccer supporters to take part in the Pundit Pursuit — the quest to find fervent fans that could help co-present on The Football Republic’s five YouTube soccer channels: The Football Republic (for all fans), FullTimeDEVILS (for Manchester United fans), Blue Moon Rising TV (for Manchester City fans), Spurred On (for Tottenham Hotspur fans) and … Read more

Show some savvy in your pumpkin carving with these Skype emoticon templates

Skype emoticons

Originating from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stinky Jack”, the carving of jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween has been practiced for centuries. First performed on turnips, potatoes or beets, the craft was brought to the US by immigrants from the British Isles who adapted it to a fruit native to America: the pumpkin. (Yep, pumpkins … Read more

College students take on campus life with a little help from Skype

Skype back to college

You’ve done it. You’re halfway through the semester already and the worries you had from being away from home and out on your own are slowly melting away. You’ve already found your best friend, pulled your first all-nighter, and found the quietest spot on campus to study for midterms. It may have been difficult to … Read more

Introducing: Skype’s Halloweek of tips & treats

Skype emoticons

The decorative gourds are out, the cobwebs are hanging and Halloween is upon us. In honor of one of our favorite days, we’re turning Skype into the official one-stop-shop for all things Halloween. From the best (and most delicious) themed recipes, to decorations and costumes, we’re surrendering our Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube pages to … Read more

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