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Skype’s Enhanced Chat Experience

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With the technical improvements previewed in the course of building our mobile future, more and more people can now comfortably take Skype with them on the go.  Skype chat is a huge part of that future, so today we’re excited to share news about a range of enhancements to our chat experience. We know that … Read more

Love Live Music? Check Out Ones to Watch

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There’s nothing as exciting as seeing music live. The anticipation and buzz in the air, the moment when your favorite artist takes the stage, the sheer joy you feel when they play your favorite song – going to live gigs is awesome. We want to make sure that music fans have access to everything exciting … Read more

10 Reasons You Should Introduce Your Pet to Skype

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Paris Permenter is an all-round pet expert, ‘dog tipper’ and now is Skype’s Pet Brand Ambassador. We asked her to put together a list of reasons that pet owners should be using Skype to keep in touch with their furry friends. Skype is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family—and that … Read more

Football Legends Predict Super Bowl Winners

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Being a sports buff, I was excited when Skype and Microsoft invited me to interview an elite group of football legends at Sports Illustrated’s MVP night. Football superstar Lynn Swann hosted an extraordinary evening featuring three of the all-time greatest big game players — including Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Marcus Allen — along with … Read more

Take a First Look at ‘Five Years – The Victoria Beckham Fashion Story’

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The Skype Collaboration Project has been serving you up a variety of insider knowledge, inspiring stories and exclusive access to the fashion industry since the beginning of December. Now it’s almost time to be showcasing the journey of successful entrepreneur and creative professional Victoria Beckham and her global luxury fashion brand. The story will start … Read more

Flying In Mid-Air – Skype at the Aspen X Games

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It’s hard to deny the sense of exhilaration and excitement that comes from watching the Aspen XGames. The aerial grace, the heart-pounding jumps and tricks, and the sheer joy you can sense from the athletes is extraordinary to watch. To get you closer to the X Games, we’ve wrangled VIP access across the board for some … Read more

Get a Smile, Share a Smile – and Win a Toshiba Encore Tablet!

What’s better than a smile? Sharing and spreading that smile. Last month New York City was transformed when passers-by were surprised by exchanging transatlantic laughs with folks in London. Take a look: But now we want to share those fantastic moments by giving away Toshiba Encore tablets…and we’re looking for you to put a smile … Read more

Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Skype Blog Restored, No Customer Information Compromised

On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that led to access to Skype’s social media properties on Facebook, Twitter and this blog. We quickly reset the credentials used to manage these properties.  No user information was compromised, and Skype’s service was not affected. For more information about the steps we’re taking … Read more

Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

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