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The Great Debate: Does Technology Hinder or Improve Human Relationships?

An article I read recently included the following incredibly striking photo of Liu Bolin, a Chinese artist who is commonly referred to as "The Invisible Man." He earned this nickname since his most popular works of art (including this image) are his "Hiding in the City" series. Read more

Bands Wanted: Skype & Celebrity Judges Search for the Best Band to Join the Say it with Skype App

For all you rockers and music lovers out there, this one is for you. Skype is excited to announce the next phase of our "Join Say it with Skype" campaign, which will give up-and-coming bands a chance to become part… Read more

Aung San Suu Kyi Shares Good News via Skype

Arguably the world's best-known political dissident, Aung San Suu Kyi spent 15 years under house arrest in her native Myanmar (Burma). After her release in 2010, she maintained a busy schedule of speaking to various heads of state and her many supporters around the globe. Read more

Utilizing Big Data to Unlock Innovation in Education

I'm always looking for new areas of innovation. One topic in particular that I've been keeping an eye on is big data, as this emerging area has the potential to change multiple industries and generate tremendous value. Read more

Skype on Xfinity Rolling Out in 10 Comcast Markets This Week

Together with our partner Comcast, we've debuted Skype on Xfinity today in Boston and Seattle, enabling Comcast customers to communicate with family and friends through Skype HD video calling on their televisions. By the end of this week, the offering… Read more

Skype in the Classroom Partners with Leading Organizations to Enable Exciting Learning Experiences

Today, Skype in the classroom is joining forces with Penguin Group, New York Philharmonic, Peace One Day, Save the Children, and the Science Museum, London to support teachers by offering exciting classroom content for their students. Registered teachers from around the globe can now browse interesting projects from these organizations on our free Skype in the classroom community of more than 28,000 educators. Read more

The Evolution of the Skype Community

By Claudius Henrichs, Skype Community Manager As the head Community Manager for Skype, I am fortunate enough to be able to work with many of you every day that are part of our online community. For me, it is especially… Read more

Skype and The Education Foundation Partner to Launch The Learning Lab

Recently, I announced the work Skype is doing with DonorsChoose.org, and in further pursuit of Skype's goal of connecting one million classrooms across the globe through Skype in the classroom, we have recently partnered with the UK's first cross-sector… Read more

Connected Classroom Sweepstakes Gives Schools Throughout the World a Chance to Win a Celebrity Skype Video Call

Today, Skype in the classroom is thrilled to announce the Connected Classroom Sweepstakes on Facebook, which offers lucky schools around the world the chance to have a once-in-a-lifetime Skype video call with either Steve Harvey, James Patterson, Dylan and Cole… Read more

Merchant Risk Council award

We are delighted to share that Skype has won the 2012 Merchant Risk Council Spotlight award, recognizing our innovative and industry leading approach to managing risk. The MRC is a group of preeminent risk professionals brought together by the goal… Read more

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