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Welcome Skype for Business!


At Skype, we want to create a world where people can make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. A decade ago, we broke down the distance barrier by bringing people together from all over the world. Now, we want to reinvent productivity to enable you and your organization achieve more. Today … Read more

Truth or Dare is BACK (And it’s better than ever)


You know the rules—cross your fingers and “spin” the truth or dare selector that we’ve posted on our Facebook, Vine, and Twitter channels. Wherever you land, your Skype-using loved ones are in for one hell of a surprise. Take a look at the full list of Truths and Dares below. You woke up like this. … Read more

Fear and Loving over Skype with JacksGap


Recently, JacksGap used Skype to help them launch “The Collaboration Project”. Twin brothers Jack and Finn Harries wanted to create videos comprised entirely of footage created by their community. To realize their vision, they needed a platform where their fans could record a simple video message and share it with them. So they turned to … Read more

Wendy Norman & How to Make it Happen on International Women’s Day 2015

For International Women’s Day, we asked our Director of Social Good, Wendy Norman, a few questions about how her team is Making it Happen and spreading some good around the world. How are you celebrating International Women’s Day this year? I’ll start it by sending a thank you email to the women I know who … Read more

Skype – The Best Kept Secret in Hollywood? 

The 87th Academy Awards are this weekend, and once again, an Oscar nominee has landed the role thanks to the help of Skype. Rosamund Pike, up for the Best Actress in a Leading Role for her portrayal of Amy Dunne in “Gone Girl,” was on-location in Northern Scotland when she first talked with director David … Read more

Help Skype Help You, and Improve Skype Support


Have you ever used Skype’s Support site? If you have, you’ll know it’s home to hundreds of FAQs and guides to help you get everything out of Skype. It’s an important asset for all our users and we’re keen to make sure it does everything you need it to do. For that reason, we’re going … Read more

Using Skype to Catch up with Pets


We’ve tried to make it as easy as possible for you to keep in touch with your pets no matter where you are or what device you’re using. To help show an example of how families use Skype to catch up with their pets, we met up with Lilly and followed her to the pet … Read more

JacksGap Explore the Art of Painting


It feels like only yesterday that we partnered with Jack and Finn Harries from JacksGap. Today, the guys launch the final episode of “Following Heart,” a three part video series dedicated to capturing some of the most powerful Skype stories ever told. The first chapter took Jack and Finn to New York City where they … Read more

Good food. Good tunes. Good deeds.

Our Moment Makers are passionate about so many different things, but one topic they all feel strongly about is helping others. Skype Ambassadors Frank Bell and Tom Le Mesurier met the Skype Social Good challenge head on by hosting a Skype-enabled dinner party and silent auction in New York City. Tom curated a three-course meal … Read more

Skype Soars Through X Games Aspen 2015


There is one thing you can absolutely predict when it comes to the X Games Aspen – that it is absolutely unpredictable. From all-new tricks to unheralded winners to the changing of the guard, every day offered something that X Games fans had never seen before. And Skype was there through it all, helping fans … Read more

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