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Celebrating Mother’s Day with Skype

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries and, while the date varies, for a large part of the world it’s the second Sunday of May—just a few days away. We know how much you all love the moms in your lives because every year, Skype usage spikes on this date, more than any other holiday. We … Read more

You sang for Liverpool FC – We listened

Some of the “Sing For LFC” competition entries, sent by Skype video message

Skype has always been about bringing people, from all over the world, closer together. Wherever you are, whatever device you’re using—we’ll bring you closer to the things you love. Our partnership with Liverpool FC aims to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We want Kopites all over the world to come … Read more

Skype in Media launches Shoot the Future contest for aspiring content creators

Shoot the Future with Skype in Media

The way we engage with and consume media has changed dramatically in the past few years and Skype is proud to be part of this continuing evolution. From the user-generated content seen on the likes of The Late Late Show and VICE News, to broadcasters’ creating pop-up newscasts, Skype TX has provided the solution to make … Read more

The ABCs of Skype video innovation

ABCs of Skype video innovation

Having started in 2005, Karlheinz Wurm was the 127th employee at Skype. In 2009 he moved from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden to manage the audio and video development team.  When you think of Skype, you probably picture a special moment where you’ve connected with the important people in your life over video. For me, … Read more

Over 1 billion Skype mobile downloads – thank you!

Celebrating 1 billion Skype mobile downloads

It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Skype for iPad came in in 2011 and Skype for wearables last year. We’ve also brought new … Read more

Skype and ESL team up at PAX East 2016

Game with Skype

In January, Skype made its PAX debut at PAX South in San Antonio, TX. We had so much fun chatting with gamers, playing Xbox, and meeting our personal gaming heroes that we decided to come back for more at PAX East 2016, the biggest gaming conference on the East Coast. We’re excited to announce that … Read more

Skype brings 3 lucky Liverpool FC fans closer to Emre Can

LFC player Emre Can on Skype group video call

When Skype partnered with Liverpool FC, our goal (see what we did there?) was to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We wanted Kopites all over the world to come together and share their passion for the club—while also getting the chance to access exclusive experiences, win unique prizes and match … Read more

Free calls to landlines and mobiles in Ecuador

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Ecuador from 04:00 ECT, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

Helping you keep in touch with friends and family in Japan’s Kyushu region

UPDATE: We will be reinstating our normal calling prices for domestic and international calls to landlines and mobiles to Japan from 04:00 JST, Thursday April 21st, 2016. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to make Skype calls to landlines and mobiles globally … Read more

The power of visual communication

American Sign Language Day

When we built Skype, our goal was simple — to bring people closer together. Since then, Skype has been used in truly amazing ways to help people stay connected. We’ve seen it used to train doctors remotely in Botswana, for an explorer to connect with students from the top of Mount Everest and even as a … Read more

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