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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

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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

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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

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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

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

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Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon is officially underway and we’re thrilled by the overwhelming participation from classes all over the world! Educators and students from across the globe have banded together in celebration of learning without borders, building new relationships and creating truly life-changing lessons. In just one day, we’ve surpassed our goal of one million virtual … Read more

Free international Skype calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu, India

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UPDATE 3. We hope our offer of free Skype calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu has been helpful to those affected by the recent devastation in the region.  As of Friday December 11 we are reinstating our normal calling prices, however Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. For information … Read more

Are you sitting comfortably? Here’s the story of Skype and the Magic Puffballs

Alonda Williams

A few weeks ago, we published a story about the three dancers in our new feature video, and highlighted how easy it is to start a chat on Skype by sharing a unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or Twitter and invite people to join the conversation. Today, we’re bringing you the story of author … Read more

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