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How to Call Mexico on Skype

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We live in an ever-smaller world in which our siblings, cousins and best friends don’t just live across town but across international borders. We love hearing from so many of you about how our software helps you keep in touch with the people who are most important to you, no matter where they live. And, … Read more

Which nation will reign supreme? Football experts debate in a Skype group video call

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Who would win in a fútbol match between Brazil and Argentina? Which player will have the most goals this tournament? Which are the up-and-coming teams to watch over the next years? These are just a few of the topics debated among global football (soccer, for the Americans and Aussies out there) experts on a recent … Read more

Embrace your inner geek: Meet the Geek Gurl Diaries

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Fewer than one in three technology professionals are women. As a way to change what UK-based high school computer science teacher and the new Skype Technology Brand Ambassador Carrie Anne Philbin calls “the tech world’s ‘boy’s club,’” she started the Geek Gurl Diaries online community. Carrie Anne developed a network of female tech role models … Read more

Top Reasons to Have a Skype Video Call With Your Cat

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We were not at all surprised to hear that a recent poll, conducted by Hallmark, showed that one out of three cat owners use Skype to contact their beloved felines. Based on the number of cat photos our users share with us, we figured human-cat Skype calls were some of the most common types of … Read more

Happy Father’s Day: Keep Your Family Close with Skype

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Like most fathers, Nicholas Kerr wears many hats. Yes, he is “dad,” but he’s also a husband, a son, manager of the Bing Rewards redemption center and, last but not least, a New Zealand ex-pat living in the United States. Unlike most dads, Nicholas shares these many perspectives on his blog The Kerrant – “Rational … Read more

Will Brazil win the World Cup? Of course, says a Brazilian.

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Tiago Mello was ecstatic when it was announced back in 2007 that Brazil would host the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Living in San Francisco and studying tourism, Tiago was one of some 1.5 million Brazilians living around the world as part of the “Brazilian Diaspora.” Upon seeing the news on TV, he used Skype to … Read more

5 top tips to enjoy the World Cup with Xbox One and Skype

If you’re not among the millions of spectators who will watch the World Cup matches live and would prefer the comfort of your own home over the loud crowds at the local pub, you can still be part of all the action. Thanks to Skype on Xbox One*, here are some ways you can experience … Read more

What’s it really like to be on tour?

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Hi! I’m Eric Hutchinson. I just released my new album PURE FICTION and am midway through my Tell The World Tour, my biggest and best tour ever. For this tour, I’ve partnered with Skype and House of Blues’s Ones to Watch program. Here’s a day in the life of my Tell The World Tour. 10AM … Read more

Top 5 Skype Tips for New Parents

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Parents of newborns are often too busy changing diapers and trying to find moments of shut-eye to realize that they’ve essentially become the publicists standing between an infant celebrity and a paparazzi of extended family and friends that wants in on every detail.   That’s where Skype comes in. Skype can play numerous roles in introducing the new addition(s) to the rest of the clan. It can overcome … Read more

A Blogger’s Journey from Beauty to Philanthropy

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The beauty industry is better known for making world-class cosmetics than for compassion for the underprivileged. Indeed, we’ve all heard that beauty is only skin deep. However, hyper-connected beauty blogger Lara Eurdolian is out to upend your expectations. New York-based Lara spends most of her days blogging about the ins and outs of beauty trends … Read more

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