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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Skype 5.8 for Mac: Your Contact List Just Got Slimmer, While Video Calls with Mobile Users and Group Screen Sharing Got Even Better.
Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Skype 5.8 for Mac. With this update we're improving the usability of the Skype for Mac client, while also delivering a bunch of new features. You can download the new Skype for… Read more