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Introducing A New Generation of Skype Users

Skype Moments

Another traffic jam. Another late night at the office. Yet another delayed train. We’ve all been there — those times where you wish you could just be at home with your family. And that’s why so many people turn to Skype to get closer to their loved ones when they’re far away. But, being slightly … Read more

Yoga Gets Even More Flexible with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom

Pencils, protractors and playtime aren’t exactly the first things that people think about when they hear the word yoga. But for the 50 classrooms in kindergartens and schools across the United States, that’s just the case. Thanks to Skype in the Classroom, dozens of teachers have been able to connect with Yoga Foster — an … Read more

Celebrating Those Who Upgrade Their World, One Conversation at A Time

Windows 10

Microsoft has kicked off a campaign for the Windows 10 launch celebrating how people are upgrading their world in ways big and small. In that same spirit, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of many ways people are using Skype every day to make a difference in their communities, their charities and their … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (July 2015)

Skype emoticons

When you can’t get to them, Skype helps bring new experiences, interesting people and loved ones to you. Whether it’s a Skype call with a recently crowned World Cup champion or an opportunity to bring your entire family together, Skype helps make the world a more open place filled with unforgettable memories. Barnaby the Beagle’s … Read more

How to Care for Your New TRex – Illustrated with Emoticons

Skype emoticons

It started with Ninja Cat, an inside joke among some Windows team members. Then, like any clever creature, it eventually evolved into its current form, Ninja Cat riding a TRex. Because of course it did. Now Skype is carrying the TRex torch by giving this pair the secret emoticon treatment in Skype. Got our latest … Read more

The Birthday Party of the Century over Skype

Birthday over Skype

When it comes to Skype bringing people together, this story takes some beating. Recently, we heard about Nicole Pirshafiey’s amazing plans to celebrate her great-grandmother’s 100th birthday. With a family that spans many generations, not to mention numerous locations — bringing together everyone for this momentous occasion seemed impossible. Nicole explains, “My great-grandmother, Amor Macias, … Read more

Skype Helps a Mother-Daughter Team Shine a Little Light to the World

Skype Social Good

Marla & Kasha Slavner are a mother/daughter duo from Toronto, Canada who’ve seen the world and are now working to change it for the better. Here, Kasha – a Skype Social Good Moment Maker tells us about what her and her mom have been up to, what’s coming next, and how they’ve taken Skype along … Read more

5 Unique Ways Skype Simplifies Your Life


Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill but found that the best teacher lives in another state? Maybe your favorite doctor only has availability while you’re on your lunch break—but how do you travel back and forth to the office and eat your lunch? Well, there’s a world of services available via Skype … Read more

Calling All Soccer Fans! Become Our Next Global Correspondent


True fans live, breathe and sleep soccer. They take their passion further than the living room couch, past the final whistle and way beyond the stadium. You can recognize them by the intensity with which they boot balls around the park. By the way they study replays (and replays and replays) for days on end. … Read more

We’ve Followed ‘Frendly’ and Loved Every Minute

Skype Frendly

We recently dusted off our festival best to join the guys — and 4,000 of their closest “frends” — for the 5th Annual Frendly Gathering in Vermont. What started out in 2011 as a small gathering of 250 has turned out to be something bigger and more meaningful than either Jack Mitrani or Danny Davis could ever … Read more

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