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Skype for Windows 8.1 – Designed with Multitaskers in Mind!

We are excited that Skype for Windows 8.1 is now available to use on virtually any Windows 8.1 device, including a breadth of devices from our OEM partners and our friends at Surface. And as we mentioned in September, this release is all about enhancing your everyday experiences and helping you do more at once. We … Read more

Victoria Beckham & Skype Team Up for Unique Access Into Fashion

We’re pleased to announce, that for the first time, fashion designer, entrepreneur and style icon Victoria Beckham is set to tell the story of her remarkable journey through a collaboration with Skype. In just five short years, Victoria Beckham and her team have built a hugely successful international fashion brand. A journey which Skype is proud … Read more

The Best of Skype is Now an Integral Part of Surface 2 & Surface Pro 2

Today, Microsoft unveiled the next generation of Surface devices together with an amazing Skype experience. We are excited to announce that everyone who purchases a Surface 2 or Surface Pro 2 will receive the “Best of Skype”* which includes one year of Unlimited Worldwide Calling and unlimited Skype WiFi. This means, you can get online and stay close to those you … Read more

Meet Our Brand Ambassadors

We’re thrilled to announce our Skype Moment Makers Brand Ambassadors! After reviewing the hundreds of entries we chose these enthusiastic Skype advocates with outstanding creativity and dynamism to create innovative, groundbreaking and above all memorable moments using Skype. What’s best is you can join them and be part of the journey! Yulady– Sport Brand Ambassador … Read more

Skype turns 10: Talkin’ ‘bout a revolution

Inventive and intrepid founders, wild Estonian parties, brilliant engineering, Tabasco-doused initiations, Silicon Valley intrigue – it’s all here in the inside story of Skype’s first decade. Once the little Estonian company that could, Skype has grown into a multibillion-dollar Microsoft asset and, in a single decade, significantly changed the way the world communicates. This is evident in … Read more

Skype Pre-Release Arrives on Windows 8.1

Skype pre-release arrives on Windows 8.1 – enhancing your everyday experiences.  Today, we released a pre-release version of Windows 8.1, and with it a first glimpse at a pre-release version of a fully built-in Skype app. We’re thrilled to share this preview with you so you can experience for yourself the first-ever, fully integrated Skype on any … Read more

Skype & London Mela Celebrate South Asian Culture

Join Skype at the world-famous London Mela on September 1st. “Mela,” a Sanskrit word meaning “gathering,” has become a major celebration throughout the global South Asian diaspora. And now in its 11th year, the London Mela is Europe’s largest South Asian festival and a much-anticipated annual cultural event for the city. The festival will have … Read more

Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K. Rowling released her fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And on August 29th that year, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded what … Read more

Free WiFi for Skype Premium Users!

UPDATE: It’s our anniversary, but you get the present. Each and every Skype user will receive, as of today, 30 minutes (two connections of up to 15 minutes each) of free WiFi at any of our two million Skype WiFi partner hotspots.  The offer begins at 12:00 AM on August 29 and ends at 12 AM on August … Read more

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