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A global “Happy New Year”!

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Welcoming the new year is a time for celebration, and with so many of you calling an “old acquaintance” in different countries to wish them well, it’s likely you’ll reach a friend or family member who doesn’t speak the same language as you. To help with that, we’ve created the guide below that includes time zones and languages so everyone … Read more

Help us choose holiday gifts for your favorite vloggers

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The holidays are here bringing with them family, friends, parties and (of course) gifts. While there’s nothing more joyous than reuniting with old relatives and lifelong friends, the frustration of not knowing what to get them is enough to turn even the jolliest elf into a Scrooge. But with a little help from Skype, this … Read more

It’s a hat trick — meet My Match Day’s third winner, Joannes

Football Republic

For those of you who entered our My Match Day competition, it’s time to announce our third and final winner. Way back in September, Skype together with The Football Republic and  FullTimeDEVILS wanted to know how all you soccer fans celebrate your Manchester United match day. For those of you who entered, you’ll probably know … Read more

2015: Skype’s year in review

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2015 has been a big year at Skype and we hope that the updates to our products helped you create those magical moments and gave you the freedom to connect with your family, friends and colleagues, wherever they may be. Here are a few highlights from this past year. New ways to get together One … Read more

Skype takes a journey to “The Other Side” with Sage Kotsenburg

Sage Kotsenburg

Hitting the slopes at five, making his US Open debut at 12, winning the Dew Tour overall title and silver at the European X Games at 16, and then Olympic gold at 20 – Sage Kotsenburg is the poster child for hard work and snowboarding success. After his Olympic win, Sage decided to take a … Read more

Meet Melisa, our second My Match Day Winner

Full Time Devils

Another match day, another winner. We’re pleased to announce our second lucky soccer success. This time, we’d like you to meet Melisa Shirin from Amsterdam, and her long-distance boyfriend, Andy Rivera, from Puerto Rico. Melisa entered the contest in September when Skype and their partners The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS asked you to share your Manchester … Read more

Story time with Skype and Simon the Squid

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For working parents, spending quality time with family isn’t always easy. That’s why Skype teamed up creative agency Pereira O’Dell and illustrator Darren Farrell to create Simon the Saxophone-Playing Squid, a children’s book that parents can read to their kids using the screen sharing feature on Skype anytime, anywhere. The story follows Simon, a curious … Read more

Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon: Look how far we traveled together

Skype-a-Thon

On December 3rd and 4th, teachers around the world participated in Microsoft’s first-ever global Skype-a-Thon to celebrate learning without borders. Over the course of the two-day event, thousands of educators, guest speakers and students traveled 3,046,124 virtual miles. On day one, the global learning community surpassed the global goal of one million virtual miles.  By … Read more

Join JacksGap in the fight against climate change

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We’ve always loved following JacksGap on their adventures around the world. Where they go we follow. So now that the guys have their sights set on raising their voices and educating the world on climate change, they’re inviting all of us to join them and be part of the movement. We recently caught up with … Read more

Skype celebrates this year’s CNN Heroes

Skype in Media

For nine years, CNN has taken the time to acknowledge the year’s biggest heroes, and this year Skype joined in to help celebrate and commemorate the honorees. This year’s top ten philanthropists came from all places and walks of life – but shared one dream: changing the world. Covering everything from veteran support, to medical … Read more

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