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Win With the Great Skype Easter Egg Hunt

What’s Easter without an Easter egg hunt? At Skype we love searching for the colorful eggs as much as anybody. But this year we’ve put a twist on the classic egg hunt. The Easter Bunny has hopped around Skype’s social profiles and hidden 5 “eggmoticons”. They’ve been scattered across our Facebook, @Skype Twitter, @SkypeMoments Twitter, … Read more

Is The Winter Soldier the Best Marvel Movie Villain?

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Ed Brubaker, the writer of the Captain America comic from 2004-2012 and creator of the Winter Soldier character, talks about why this bad guy is resonating with audiences around the world. As super-villains go, Loki is arguably the best-known Marvel movie baddie these days. But when a bunch of hardcore Marvel enthusiasts got together on … Read more

Skype Delivers a New Solution for Broadcasters

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Today, we’re excited to announce a new solution for broadcasters from Skype, available in the coming year. This improved offering is a result of Skype’s recent acquisition of our long-time broadcast partner Cat and Mouse. We’ve built on the existing Cat and Mouse technology to deliver a high quality hardware and software Skype integration direct … Read more

Introducing New Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 & Improved Skype for Windows 8.1

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At Microsoft’s Build Conference in San Francisco today, the developer community’s best and brightest have come together to learn about the future of the Microsoft platform, product updates, and opportunities. Anyone paying close attention to the news at Build will know that Microsoft has announced Windows Phone 8.1, which has been reinvented around you. And … Read more

Cherub Joins the Ones To Watch With Skype Tour

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Discovering a band in an intimate venue before they hit the big time is a once in a lifetime experience for passionate music fans. Now, courtesy of Live Nation and their partnership with Skype, we are offering concert-goers around the United States an opportunity to check out the latest up-and-coming artists and be the first … Read more

Challenge Laid Down; Challenge Met – Now You Pick the Winner

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Recently we laid down a challenge to all the Skype fashionistas. Their mission? To style an outfit around a pair of boyfriend jeans, and that challenge was well and truly met. We received a dizzying amount of excellent entries and the eight semi-finalists have been selected. It’s up to you, the fashion-conscious cognoscenti, to vote … Read more

TED 2014 – Envision The Future of Music

The key message of every TED talk, conference or panel is ‘ideas worth spreading’. One person whose ideas are definitely worth spreading is multi-talented musician and Skype Music Moment Maker Frank Bell. Frank is a classically trained cellist who loves experimenting with numerous musical styles – funk, soul, pop, you name it. As he told … Read more

Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier Characters Assemble As Skype Icons

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Emoticons have been gracing Skype chats since 2004. You’ve told us you love these fun faces, expressions and icons because they add an extra flair to conversations, and you’re always clamoring for new additions. So, today, we’re excited to let you know that Skype emoticons are adopting new “hidden heroes” alter egos, transforming into characters … Read more

Skype Labs: Five Years of Innovation

Can you imagine a world without numbers? The Pirahã people, in the northwest jungle of Brazil, have one of the world’s few examples of an anumeric language. Think about how difficult it would be in our everyday lives, or on Skype, to express quantities only through approximations, as do the Pirahã. By looking at a … Read more

Share Your Style in the Boyfriend Jeans Challenge

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When it comes to fashion, it’s easy to stay on top of the latest trends, but developing an iconic personal style is a challenge. As style icon Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” A quick Skype video call, photo share, or video message are the most efficient ways to compare … Read more

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