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Using Skype and Bing Maps to navigate the Tricks and the Treats this Halloween

Zack, while on a quick trip to grab coffee for his coworkers, somehow ended up in a corn maze a few miles north of nowhere. Despite a couple wrong turns and a few cold Pumpkin Spice Lattes, Louie managed to make it out of the maze and back to the office by getting directions from … Read more

Greetings from Skype’s Family Ambassador Amber Johnson

I was only recently named Skype’s Family Ambassador and I am already having a fabulous time! What could be better than representing Skype at BlogHer 2014 and interviewing (aka geeking out with) some of my favorite bloggers? I even got the chance to interview a fantastic foodie from the Cooking Channel using Skype. Over these … Read more

Changing the Game of Women’s Motocross

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As macho sports go, motocross is not far behind the likes of NFL, football, and boxing. “Currently, the motocross industry isn’t oriented toward female riders at all,” says Makenzi Wassenaar, founder of Motocross Ladies. “Many don’t even consider us to be real athletes – but we’re out to change that.” In a few short years, … Read more

Got pet peeves? Share them to win

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Do you wonder what your pets do when you’re away? Have you ever thought about spying on them using Skype video calling? It’s easy (and free) to check in on your pets over Skype – and you just might catch them up to some monkey business, which would make the perfect entry in Skype’s new … Read more

Bicycle startup gears up with group video calling

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People say that manufacturing in America is a thing of the past. They say that we no longer make things here. Two young entrepreneurs from Bellingham, Washington, disagree. Not only have Josh Bechtel and Gabe Starbuck created a successful manufacturing startup out of thin air, but they’ve created an innovative redesign of one of the world’s … Read more

Teaching Grandma and Grandpa to use Skype

Family means everything to Tristan Sacrey. The 17-year-old has never lived more than 10-minutes away from his maternal grandparents and has never spent more than a week away from them at a time. Last week, he made the nine-hour drive from his home outside of Toronto to start his first semester at Sault College in … Read more

Skype can make your long distance relationship easier

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When I went away to college, back in the mists of time (they had just invented fire), I was really distraught about leaving my boyfriend behind. He and I decided to go to different schools two hours apart. We would talk for hours on the phone, drop stupid amounts of money on calling cards, and … Read more

Top 7 ways to keep in touch with your college kid

Just because your college student has finally flown the nest doesn’t mean you have to give up on being part of their day-to-day lives. While studying and socializing are sure to keep their schedule packed, there are plenty of ways to touch base and shower your scholar with love and support. The following list features … Read more

Skype video calling is a powerful tool for journalists

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Sports reporter Rachel Lenzi knows that a good interview requires more than just jotting down what an athlete or coach says. Writing for The Blade in Toledo, Ohio, she has long relied on her ability to read body language and get between the sound bites to find her deeper insights. “Presentation is so important,” Rachel … Read more

How to Call Mexico on Skype

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We live in an ever-smaller world in which our siblings, cousins and best friends don’t just live across town but across international borders. We love hearing from so many of you about how our software helps you keep in touch with the people who are most important to you, no matter where they live. And, … Read more

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