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The Advent of "Ambient Video"

A behavioral phenomenon that's growing in popularity among Skype users is something we like to call "Ambient Video." Some of our users are now leaving Skype video calls with their friends and family running nearly all the time. Interestingly, this is something we've also been doing internally at Skype for a number of years in order to connect our different offices with one another. We have TV screens placed near all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what's going on in any of our other offices around the globe via Skype Group Video Call. Read more

Skype employees pitch in to build low-income housing

Multiple choice question: which of the following lists of tools and technologies are associated with working for Skype? A. hammers, nails, hard hats and 2X4s B. laptops, webcams, LED screens and smartphones C. all of the above If you were… Read more

Peace One Day Teaches Students about Peace through Skype Talks

Skype has been a proud partner of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to saving lives by promoting worldwide peace, for over three years. Since first joining forces, our collaboration has evolved to focus on raising awareness of Peace Day, September 21st,, an annual day of non-violence around the globe. As part of Skype's ongoing work to change the world by removing cultural, technological and societal barriers to communication, we've recently expanded our partnership further to include a larger focus on education. Read more

Updates to Skype for iPhone & Skype for iPad Improves Performance & Adds Photo Sharing

Millions of people use Skype for iPhone or Skype for iPad each month. Today, with updates to both apps, we are introducing a frequently requested feature: Photo Sharing for iOS. In addition, we've made some improvements to the performance of… Read more

How to Identify and Deal with Scam Emails and Phishing Attempts

One of the topics we hear about from our users is malicious email contact from individuals impersonating Skype. Recently, we posted some helpful tips on avoiding malicious contact in the form of unwanted Skype calls, and today we're following that up with some tips on how to protect yourself from emails with malicious intent. Read more

Introducing new Skype Cards in Mexico

Skype is always working towards more and more ways to bring people together whenever they are apart. At Skype today we are happy to introduce a new payment option for the Mexico market, Skype Cards. Skype users in Mexico will… Read more

It's Time for an eBook about Skype!

Introducing Experience Skype to the Max – a comprehensive guide to enriching your Skype experience. I've had the privilege of covering Skype via the independent Skype Journal and Voice On The Web blogs for over six years. I first experienced… Read more

It's Time for an eBook about Skype!

Introducing Experience Skype to the Max – a comprehensive guide to enriching your Skype experience. I’ve had the privilege of covering Skype via the independent Skype Journal and Voice On The Web blogs for over six years. I first experienced… Read more

Customizable, Ubiquitous Real Time Communication over the Web (CU-RTC-Web)

This is a cross-post of an article from the Interoperability @ Microsoft blog. Today, we are pleased to announce Microsoft's contribution of the CU-RTC-Web proposal to the W3C WebRTC working group. Thanks in no small part to the exponential improvements… Read more

Skype from Your Living Room with new Logitech TV Cam HD

At Skype, our goal is to make it easy to communicate with friends and family at any time and from anywhere. We're always excited to introduce new products that will make it even easier to bridge distances and enable more… Read more

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