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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

Shaq Attack! School Chats with NBA Superstar via Skype

When I was younger, my parents told me I could do and be anything if I put my mind to it. That’s something a lot of children hear from their encouraging parents, and perhaps that’s why kids are dreamers with… Read more

Can You Really Teach a Dog to Behave Over Skype?

Dogs can be a human’s best friend, but cohabitating with a canine can also be the source of relentless frustration. Incessant barking. Scratching floors. Chewing furniture. The list goes on. Fortunately most dog behavior issues can be corrected with the… Read more

Contest: Show us your BOO-tiful Halloween Costume Photos

Pop quiz: what's the best part about Halloween? The candy? Spending time with friends and family? Carving pumpkins? Trick-or-treating? Parties? OK, maybe there are a few right answers to that question. For us, though, it's all about the costumes: kids… Read more

Everything you ever wanted to know about passwords, and some things you didn't!

Today's guest blogger is Matthew De Beer, who is a Product Feedback Analyst here at Skype. Take it away, Matthew! How about we talk about password security? If that sentence made you roll your eyes and start looking for a… Read more

Skype Is Going to the Dogs

"I am constantly surprised by the number of people who volunteer to help Dogs for the Deaf and the depth of their commitment," says Vaughn Maurice, General Manager of the Oregon-based non-profit. The fact that Dogs for the Deaf strikes… Read more

Identical Twins Stay Connected Through Skype Baking

All families have customs, many of which involve bringing people together through a home cooked meal. Sharing in the preparation of that meal is a way that families and friends connect and build upon tradition. But what do you do… Read more

Extraordinary women create new possibilities with Skype

Pippa Lord, the Melbourne-bred, Brooklyn-dwelling founder of the online culinary and lifestyle magazine Sous Style, is one of the pioneers of a new generation of younger, hipper and tech savvier generation of Martha Stewarts who strive for "imperfect perfection." She… Read more

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