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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

What Is An Exit Code Anyway?


We’ve all been there. Your friend or family member overseas is waiting for your call. You’ve double-checked the phone number a hundred times, but for some reason the call just won’t go through. Meanwhile, in your loved one’s time zone, the clock is ticking and it’s just about time to leave for work. Most of … Read more

“My Skype Family”: A Documentary Play Exploring How Families Stay Together Using Skype


Those first little baby steps, reading a bedtime story to your kids, or even helping your mum and dad decide the color of their new lounge — Skype has always been a great way to bring family closer together, even when they’re apart. But how about using it as a lifeline to keep a family … Read more

Taking ‘Pet Friendly’ to a Whole New Level

We love it when people use Skype to come together to do great things. When there’s animals involved… well, that’s a huge bonus. Our Pet Ambassador, Paris Permenter, recently caught up over Skype with Alison Sawyer  from Isla Animals – an animal rescue group based on the island of Isla Mujeres, Mexico who promote spay … Read more

Disney’s “Inside Out” Emoticons Launch on Skype Today: Express Your Feelings with Our New Emoticons

Inside Out Emoticons

Who doesn’t love these cute little fun faces and expressions? Skype’s emoticons add an extra flair to your conversations by bringing your emotions to life. We know that you adore our emoticons and are always asking for more. Well, we are listening and today we are excited to share that we are bringing the Emotions … Read more

A Chat with the Brainiacs Behind Skype TX

Skype TX in action

In recent months, we’ve announced a new solution for broadcasters: Skype TX. Initially created to inspire and enable even more media moments, the hardware/software solution has since been used to develop new, never-been-done-before concepts for live, video-on-demand, and other digital content. Last week, we caught up with two team members who’ve been involved from the … Read more

UPDATE 2: Calls to Land Lines and Mobiles in Nepal

Update 2 – After more than 6 weeks of free and discounted calls into and out of Nepal, we are reinstating our normal calling prices to landlines and mobiles from Monday 15 June 2015. Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone.  To read more about call costs and to purchase credit to … Read more

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