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Skype Tips from an Insider!

I realized something recently – I’ve been working at Skype as a Product Analyst since March 2010. This means that soon I’ll have been working here for 1000 days. I’ve managed to pick up a few tips along the way… Read more

Skype Helps Hospital Cut Down on Missed Appointments

Last year, there were over 5.5 million missed outpatient hospital appointments in the UK, costing the National Health Service (NHS) an estimated £800million. Because of this, the Department of Health recently called for hospitals to make greater use of… Read more

Keeping in Touch with Family Abroad for the Holidays

Samir was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He had never spent any significant time away from the city until he moved to Los Angeles last year to start his own personal fitness training business. Although he is more… Read more

How Skype Helps Santa Make Christmas Happen

Santa Claus, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle – however you refer to him, this is certainly the time of year when everyone wants to know what’s going on in his world. With a workshop in the North Pole to run, elves… Read more

Exchange Student Asks for Skype Gift Cards for the Holidays

Clara is a junior at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her focus is on international development and – right after the holidays – she is going get some new insight into her major as… Read more

Pro Travelers’ Top Three Skype Travel Tips

Travelling during the holiday season is incredibly common. While the holidays are ostensibly about eating and relaxing with family – the travel itself can inject a fair amount of stress into your vacation. We reached out to a bunch of… Read more

Skype Gift Cards Keep Grandson in Touch Over the Holidays

Annie lives in Miami. In recent years, her family has mushroomed from just her son and daughter to include their spouses and now four grandchildren divided between Miami and Memphis. While Annie usually spends Thanksgiving weekend with her son’s family… Read more

Skype Gift Cards help families stay connected for Thanksgiving

Josh is a junior at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Like many Americans, Josh’s family is spread about the country. His parents are both based in the Pacific Northwest and his sister lives in New York, but everyone in… Read more

Great Ormond Street Hospital and Skype say, "Oh yes we can"

Recently, we had the pleasure of joining British TV star Craig Revel Horwood and some inspirational children at Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust (GOSH) to launch the world’s first pantomime via Skype. On 13th December, a special performance… Read more

Staying in Touch during Diwali

Happy Diwali! A bright time on the Hindu calendar, the five-day festival of lights is celebrated all over the world. And Skype is helping families to stay in touch during this holiday as never before. Movie script editor Sara Adhikari… Read more

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