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Socking it to you this Halloween

Skype emoticons

All Hallows Eve is upon us, when ghouls and zombies roam unfettered to prey on the unwary (and the occasional fun-sized Snickers). But have no fear! There’s no need to lock your doors or stock up on garlic while Skype is here! Our little communications app is all you’ll need to enjoy your best Halloween … Read more

Announcing our Pundit Pursuit winners

The Football Republic

Way back in July, we called for soccer supporters to take part in the Pundit Pursuit — the quest to find fervent fans that could help co-present on The Football Republic’s five YouTube soccer channels: The Football Republic (for all fans), FullTimeDEVILS (for Manchester United fans), Blue Moon Rising TV (for Manchester City fans), Spurred On (for Tottenham Hotspur fans) and … Read more

Show some savvy in your pumpkin carving with these Skype emoticon templates

Skype emoticons

Originating from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stinky Jack”, the carving of jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween has been practiced for centuries. First performed on turnips, potatoes or beets, the craft was brought to the US by immigrants from the British Isles who adapted it to a fruit native to America: the pumpkin. (Yep, pumpkins … Read more

College students take on campus life with a little help from Skype

Skype back to college

You’ve done it. You’re halfway through the semester already and the worries you had from being away from home and out on your own are slowly melting away. You’ve already found your best friend, pulled your first all-nighter, and found the quietest spot on campus to study for midterms. It may have been difficult to … Read more

Introducing: Skype’s Halloweek of tips & treats

Skype emoticons

The decorative gourds are out, the cobwebs are hanging and Halloween is upon us. In honor of one of our favorite days, we’re turning Skype into the official one-stop-shop for all things Halloween. From the best (and most delicious) themed recipes, to decorations and costumes, we’re surrendering our Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube pages to … Read more

Great Scott, Skype went Back to the Future!

Skype Back to the Future

Calling all Back to the Future super fans! Today, October 21, 2015 at 4:29pm is a landmark date for science fiction enthusiasts: the date the Doc and Marty McFly jumped in the DeLorean for a second time and traveled to the future! 30 years on and we’re feeling nostalgic as Back to the Future II … Read more

A dash of inspiration and a pinch of Skype magic creates The World Cooking Project

World Cooking Project

Technology is a great way of uniting people. Whether through a cute cat video, or maybe a well-rehearsed pout. But Sara Dietrich, CEO of The World Cooking Project, has found an ingenious recipe that really brings people together from all over the world. She explains her love of food and how she was inspired to … Read more

Video calling with elephants

Skype video call

Elephants on a Skype video call – talk about Skype savvy! Josh Plotnik, Founder and Executive Director of U.S.-based Think Elephants International, founded the non-profit in 2011. His goal is to promote the preservation of a rapidly declining population of elephants on both the Asian and African continents. TEI scientists conduct research on elephant behavior … Read more

JacksGap head to Tanzania to see how Skype is empowering students

Skype group chat

The guys from JacksGap have had a busy couple of months filming and producing the latest episode of their “Following Heart” documentary series. Jack and Finn Harries recently traveled to Tanzania to find out how a local charity is using Skype to improve the educational experience of young children and the end result is this … Read more

Skype’s Instagram goes to college for the weekend

Skype back to school

Vlogger, fashion blogger, University of Texas undergrad and Skype Back-to-College Resident Adviser Dani Austin recently took over Skype’s Instagram to give us a glimpse into her productive college life. You can check out her pictures here. She showed off her “work hard, play hard” attitude letting us join her for football games, study sessions, paddle … Read more

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