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ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Latin America, Mexico and the Escape of ‘El Chapo’

The recent escape of drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman from a maximum-security prison in Mexico is making international headlines. El Chapo, the figurehead of the multi-billion dollar drug organization known as the Sinaloa cartel, escaped through a network of tunnels on July 11, 2015 marking his second escape from a federal prison. As the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Russia, Ukraine, and the Baltic States with Skype and VICE News

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As tension between Russia and Ukraine continues, this part of the world is very much under the international news spotlight. Whether it’s food shortages in Ukraine due to halted Russian imports, anger at Russian military presence in Eastern Ukraine, or what all of this means for the U.S and the rest of the world, we … Read more

JacksGap’s New Video and a Fan Group Chat This Week

In case you’re not familiar with YouTube legends JacksGap, now’s the time to get onboard. We recently partnered with Jack and Finn in a little (and absolutely wonderful) thing called “The Collaboration Project”. The latest installment of the project is a touching video called “What do you believe in?” which launched today. In this current … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2015)

Skype baby shower

Friends are always there to support us no matter what. Whether it’s a sports victory you worked hard to achieve or a new baby on the way, it’s your BFFs that are the first to cheer you on. Skype makes it possible for best buddies to be there for each other and share unforgettable experiences … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 2: How to Make the Best of your College Break

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Yesterday we addressed how Moms can use Skype to manage summer scheduling and keep tabs on the whole family’s whereabouts. Today, we wanted to cover how college newbies, stuck on campus for their first summer away, can factor Skype into their daily haps for an equally awesome, on-the-go semester. Hit the Books Let’s say you’ve … Read more

Summer with Skype Part 1: How an On-the-go Mom Manages Schedules

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School’s out for summer! The days are long, the patio grill is permanently on ‘preheat,’ and there’s plenty of hustle and bustle happening about the home. Whether you’re soaking up the sun with tiny toddlers clinging to your legs, leisurely sprawling while your teens are away on campus for the summer, or organizing a seasonal … Read more

A Celebratory Father’s Day, From Anywhere in the World

Father's Day fishing

Father’s Day is fast approaching, but—unfortunately for you—Dad now happily dwells in a different locale. Thanks to Skype, you can set aside some virtual time to touch base, and celebrate your Pops while out and about. Here are some sweet, creative ways to remind Dad just how glad you are he’s around: Gone Fishin’ Back … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Drug Trafficking and Conservation in Costa Rica with Skype and VICE News

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for eco-tourism and conservation. Its abundant biodiversity, unique geography and beautiful coastlines have captured the attention of conservationists across the world. Two years ago, the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval brought to light the often-deadly clash occurring between conservationists and drug traffickers in Costa Rica’s national … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

Skype helps us experience unforgettable memories with even more people. From using Skype video calling to see your best friend get engaged, to watching a live show from thousands of miles away, Skype gives us the ability to see and interact with the world in wonderful ways. Kendra Hagerman will never forget the day her boyfriend proposed … Read more

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