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Spreading Solar Power Around the World with Skype

One and a half billion people on the planet don’t have access to regular electricity or light after sunset. That’s roughly a quarter of the world’s population that burns wood or kerosene for power or, perhaps, has no access to power at all. New York-based Voltaic Systems, and a handful of other companies, are creating wearable … Read more

Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

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J. Sider discovered his passion for music while growing up in a small town in Virginia.  “I lived in the middle of nowhere and started playing music at an early age,” he said. “I got into businesses of music, managing small and medium-sized venues and started thinking about the artist’s connections with their fans: how do … Read more

Who is your Everyday Hero?

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Send us a photo of your Everyday Hero for a chance to win a Marvel’s Iron Man 3 prize pack! Marvel’s Iron Man 3 had a special screening last week in London, and Skype was on the red carpet rubbing shoulders with the heroes of the latest blockbuster in the series – our Skype Reporter, … Read more

Game On! Video Game Caster Uses Skype for Player Interviews

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“Oh wow, he just took a ROCKET TO THE FACE!” may not be a phrase you hear regularly, but with the new trend referred to as ‘shoutcasting’ (or simply ‘casting’), steadily climbing to its’ peak in popularity, you’ll likely hear a lot more like it. For the non-video gamers out there, casting is a new hobby of providing commentary for … Read more

Orangutans using Skype? Quit monkeying around!

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We humans like to think that we’re on top of the world – after all, we are on top of the food chain, we’re the smartest beings on earth (on our best days, at least), and we’ve invented some pretty cool stuff. But we might want to watch out: our closest genetic neighbors are beginning … Read more

Skype to the Rescue! How You Can Help the Planet

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Kermit the Frog had it wrong when he said, “It’s not easy being green.”  In 2013, it’s hip to be green, as more and more people and businesses around the world are working to be eco-friendly. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a day meant to shed light on important environmental issues and … Read more

Skype by Royal Appointment

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Royal couple Prince William and Kate have publicized an innovative way that Skype is being used to help youngsters who are homeless get back on their feet. The Duke of Cambridge spoke using a webcam and TV screen to Dylan Howie, 18, and Lyn Buchan, 21, who are turning their lives around in the southern Dutch … Read more

The Evolution of Theatre? Skype Personal Performances from PopUp Theatrics

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Picture this: 30 artists and actors, spanning across 5 continents. An intimate theater experience, customized personally for you (not the audience, YOU specifically). A pitch this crazy would’ve had the most experienced Broadway producer tossed out on the street. But against all odds, the New York City-based independent theater artists of PopUp Theatrics found a way to make this happen. … Read more

Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

From a small island, Skype is his window to the world

Roberto Llamas may live on a small island in the Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean he’s disconnected from the rest of the planet. As a matter of fact, his home island of Mallorca is a major tourist destination seeing more than 20 million visitors a year. And, as the head of the island’s busy airport, … Read more

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