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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

Iowa Governor pioneers statewide "Skype Your School!" program

Iowa is better known for being the core of the traditional "American Heartland" than it is for pushing the frontiers of digital technology. But Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds do not believe that those designations are mutually… Read more

How One Mom Uses Skype to Tackle her Busiest Days

Between dirty diapers, soccer practices, the workplace and report cards, trying to juggle business and family life can be challenging. But moms face these tasks every day. We recently sat down with Barbara Baker, a stay-at-home mother of three and… Read more

Pro Video Gamer: "Skype Is My Best Friend"

Professional gamer and Guinness World Record video game champion Rob Paz, known as Prod1gyX, grew up in the Bronx just a block away from Yankee Stadium. The noise of the fans thundered through his family's apartment for some 81 home… Read more

Explorer uses Skype to connect Japan and Nepal

On September 13th 2012, Skype connected a school in Japan with a British explorer, Mark Wood. Kesennuma Omose Elementary School of Miyagi Prefecture, is a school famous for its enthusiastic efforts to tackle environmental issues. Mark is a world-renowned polar… Read more

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Forging the bond between coach and athlete over Skype

As athletes climb to higher levels of competition, their relationship with their coach becomes more essential – and way more complex. Few manage that intricate bond better than top NCAA and Olympic swimming coach Kim Brackin. Founder of Brackin Elite… Read more

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