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Your Holiday Helper is Here!

‘Tis the season to get together with family and loved ones to feast, reflect and — of course — open gifts! However, according to a recent survey we conducted with Harris Interactive, not everyone will get to be “home for the holidays.” In fact, three-quarters (77%) of Americans will be traveling away from their homes … Read more

Get the Family Together for the Holidays—Even When You’re Apart

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone’s thoughts turn to getting in touch with family. But it’s not always easy to get together when you want to. Plus, travel at this time of year is expensive and stressful. Who has the time for planning, packing, and standing in lines? And with all the money we spend … Read more

Ask the White House from Your House

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Whether on your mobile or from your own house, Skype enables you to connect with people all around the world. Now Skype is teaming up with Bing to invite the American public to connect with one very well-known house – the White House – in order to help you learn more about and discuss the … Read more

Skype Announces “The Skype Collaboration Project” and Details Victoria Beckham Partnership

Today we’re proud to launch The Skype Collaboration Project, an online destination that focuses on the intersection between technology and creative industries. Our project shines a spotlight on creative talent, including celebrated British fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Skype has always championed innovators, celebrated bringing new ideas to life, and explored new ways of thinking. With … Read more

A new relationship for a better experience in China

We are excited to share that an updated version of Skype is now available for users in China through a new relationship. Today, Skype and Guangming Founder (GMF) announced a strategic partnership to deliver Skype across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile devices. Skype has been at the forefront of changing the way people communicate … Read more

Storytelling – The Key to Great Marketing

In the tech industry, and here in Silicon Valley where I live and work, we talk a lot about innovation. Usually innovation is associated with technology advancement. But there’s actually a lot of innovation going on in marketing as a profession. There are many examples of it – Chipotle’s recent Scarecrow campaign and Coca-Cola’s Happiness Vending … Read more

Moving Forward—How the Covin family used Skype to stay together

We know moving is hard. And those of you who moved from Messenger know this feeling all too well. It’s been almost eight months since we welcomed Messenger users to the Skype family. Since that time, we’ve heard from thousands of you about the transition, and we’ve been listening. To help answer some of your … Read more

Skype Brings Fans to Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World

Skype and Marvel – together again! The last time Skype and Marvel came together resulted in an event in LA that brought together troops at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA with their families and the stars of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. The troops also enjoyed a simultaneous screening of the LA premiere, live from … Read more

Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge – 2 Weeks, 5 Cities, Plenty of Detours

Our Travel Brand Ambassador, Mike from Kick the Grind, is going on a European adventure – and you’re his ticket home. We’re going to drop Mike in Istanbul and he will be relying on your help to get him from Turkey to Turkey Day – he’ll be powered by only a Surface Pro 2, Windows … Read more

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

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