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Skype and Right To Learn help children have a brighter future

Right to Learn student

Recently we discovered a pioneering way in which Skype helps children develop communication skills and learn English: Right To Learn provides learning support for children from challenged backgrounds. While the organization may be relatively small, the positive impact they make on these children’s lives is immeasurable. Right To Learn provides computer training, life skills, reading … Read more

Conversational Arabic lessons bridge cultural divides

Skype handshake emotion

How do graduates from Columbia University decide to start an Arabic language tutoring service? Turns out it was quite simple: they saw a need for affordable, conversational Arabic training and found a way to offer this service via Skype, while providing work to displaced Syrian refugees. We love learning of all the creative ways that … Read more

The Late Late Show inspires new Skype emoticons

James Corden and the Carpool Karaoke Skype Moji

If you’re a big fan of the Late Late Show (like us), you already know that James Corden loves emoticons and has some pretty great ideas for how to use them. What we didn’t know is that our emoticon library was, in James’ opinion, lacking some key expressions. As a longtime friend, James was kind … Read more

Skype plays hero to comic book fans at the Batman v Superman premiere

Amy Adams chatting with fans on Skype

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No it’s the super live stream of the US red carpet premiere of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Skype got together with Xbox and Azure Media Services to experience the hype of the red carpet. But this wasn’t your normal red carpet event. Being Skype, we … Read more

The ultimate race against time: an interview with explorer Mark Wood

Explorer Mark Wood

Mark Wood, polar explorer, educator, and adventurer has covered thousands of miles of frozen ice, and visited both the North and South Geographic poles. Starting tomorrow, along with two other explorers, he’ll be taking part in the Race Against Time Expedition across the Arctic, aiming to complete the 470 miles across ice completely unsupported in under … Read more

Looking back at Claire Marshall’s fitness journey with Skype

Claire Marshall's fitness challenge with Skype

A few weeks ago beauty and lifestyle vlogger Claire Marshall embarked on a journey to a healthier lifestyle. Unlike many who try to get active and eat healthy on their own, with the help of Skype, Claire took on her #SkypeFit journey with the support of fitness experts, fans and anyone else looking to get … Read more

Kasey Potts uses Skype to promote healthy (and delicious!) cooking

Skype flex emoticon

When it comes to making health and fitness goals a reality, eating right is just as important as hitting the gym. Over the course of her #SkypeFit journey, Claire Marshall has taken on some of the toughest workout and cooking challenges. She’s about to hit the kitchen again with a little help from food blogger … Read more

Celebrating International Women’s Day with Girl Rising

International Women's Day

Our guest writer for today’s blog post in celebration of International Women’s Day is Jill Iscol, President of the IF Hummingbird Foundation and Founder of Hearts on Fire, a program of the foundation identifying and showcasing some of the most inspirational and committed individuals working to change the world for the better. Girl Rising is a … Read more

Skype TX expands the elections coverage

Microsoft Media Center at Iowa Caucuses 2016

Skype TX’s broadcasting capabilities combines traditional press and new media, bringing out the best of both worlds—for free. Located at the heart of Microsoft’s Media Center in Des Moines during the recent Iowa Caucuses, the Skype TX mobile studio enabled media outlets to seamlessly reach a potential cast of 300 million users through a studio … Read more

Skype brings you healthy food tips from Russ Crandall

The Domestic Man

For the past few weeks, we’ve been helping vlogger Claire Marshall meet her health and fitness goals with the help of our experts (and it’s not too late for you to join in). With a focus on exercise in our first few weeks, we want to make sure your nutrition is getting just as much attention. … Read more

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