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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

Which nation will reign supreme? Football experts debate in a Skype group video call

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Who would win in a fútbol match between Brazil and Argentina? Which player will have the most goals this tournament? Which are the up-and-coming teams to watch over the next years? These are just a few of the topics debated among global football (soccer, for the Americans and Aussies out there) experts on a recent … Read more

Embrace your inner geek: Meet the Geek Gurl Diaries

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Fewer than one in three technology professionals are women. As a way to change what UK-based high school computer science teacher and the new Skype Technology Brand Ambassador Carrie Anne Philbin calls “the tech world’s ‘boy’s club,’” she started the Geek Gurl Diaries online community. Carrie Anne developed a network of female tech role models … Read more

Top Reasons to Have a Skype Video Call With Your Cat

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We were not at all surprised to hear that a recent poll, conducted by Hallmark, showed that one out of three cat owners use Skype to contact their beloved felines. Based on the number of cat photos our users share with us, we figured human-cat Skype calls were some of the most common types of … Read more

Happy Father’s Day: Keep Your Family Close with Skype

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Like most fathers, Nicholas Kerr wears many hats. Yes, he is “dad,” but he’s also a husband, a son, manager of the Bing Rewards redemption center and, last but not least, a New Zealand ex-pat living in the United States. Unlike most dads, Nicholas shares these many perspectives on his blog The Kerrant – “Rational … Read more

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