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10 Amazing Skype Stories Captured on Video

It’s hard to believe that Skype has existed for 10 whole years, but – at the same time – it’s even harder to imagine life before Skype. Over this last decade, the little startup from Estonia came to change they way  we interact with the people who are most important to us, no matter where they … Read more

Most Interesting Places for Skype Calls

From our own backyards to places all around the world, we use Skype for a taste of life from every corner of the planet. Check out some of the most interesting places Skype has been used. At the North Pole Although he didn’t see Santa, Mark Wood called from the icy tundra of the North … Read more

The Unexpected Star – Skype’s Greatest Cameos!

From the small screen to the big screen, Skype has had many Hollywood moments over the last decade. Check out these amazing cameo appearances by Skype on film, TV and in the news. Check out some of our faves: Iron Man 3 How does the most technologically advanced man in the world – Tony Stark … Read more

Teens Get Scoop on Simon Cowell Through Vloggers & Video Messaging

Talent judge Simon Cowell faced a tough examination when YouTube stars Joe Sugg and Meghan Camarena asked their teen fans in the US and UK to send in questions for the music mogul using Skype video messaging. In a wide-ranging interview at Simon’s LA mansion, it quickly became apparent that the new Skype feature is … Read more

Skype Around the World

The world sometimes seems like a really small place – with just a click of a mouse we can be on a video call with a friend across the world. Or in less than a day, we can get on a plane and be on the opposite side of the globe. But even though the … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

Celebrating Skype for Outlook.com in the US

Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to deliver the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com to countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and more. Today, we’re celebrating the availability of a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com in the US! The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy … Read more

Skype Joins the Windows 8.1 Start Screen Line-Up

Skype will be front-and-center in Windows 8.1 – from the very first time you turn on your PC! We’re thrilled to announce that Skype will join the powerful offering of apps and services built-into Windows 8.1. This is fantastic news for both Skype and Windows users. Now you don’t have to download your favorite app to stay in … Read more

A New Face for a Familiar Skype Community

“A rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, Shakespeare once said. This week we’re launching an update to the Skype Community which brings with it a whole new look and feel. However, like Shakespeare’s rose, the essence of our community is still there; the Skype Community is driven by its members. On top … Read more

Skype Video Messaging Asks Simon About the Upcoming 1D Album, His Quirky Habits & More

Using the power of Skype’s exciting new video messaging feature, thousands of teens across the UK and US recorded their questions for Simon Cowell, asking the legendary music and TV mogul everything from career advice to the latest on the world’s hottest boy band, One Direction. So what did the world’s most notorious talent judge … Read more

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