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A Celebratory Father’s Day, From Anywhere in the World

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Father’s Day is fast approaching, but—unfortunately for you—Dad now happily dwells in a different locale. Thanks to Skype, you can set aside some virtual time to touch base, and celebrate your Pops while out and about. Here are some sweet, creative ways to remind Dad just how glad you are he’s around: Gone Fishin’ Back … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Drug Trafficking and Conservation in Costa Rica with Skype and VICE News

Costa Rica has long been a popular destination for eco-tourism and conservation. Its abundant biodiversity, unique geography and beautiful coastlines have captured the attention of conservationists across the world. Two years ago, the murder of environmentalist Jairo Mora Sandoval brought to light the often-deadly clash occurring between conservationists and drug traffickers in Costa Rica’s national … Read more

Six Girls, Three Million Followers, One More Way to Get Involved

At Skype, we’re all about ordinary people doing extraordinary things (and helping them along the way). It’s this category of people that’s sparked our latest partnership. Meet the six Cimorelli sisters that make up the one (huge) Cimorelli band. Christina, Katherine, Lisa, Amy, Lauren and Dani are just everyday sisters from California who kicked off … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

Skype helps us experience unforgettable memories with even more people. From using Skype video calling to see your best friend get engaged, to watching a live show from thousands of miles away, Skype gives us the ability to see and interact with the world in wonderful ways. Kendra Hagerman will never forget the day her boyfriend proposed … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on Income Inequality with Skype and VICE News

The issue of income inequality is currently being debated across the nation. In the midst of the controversy and conversation surrounding everything from raising the minimum wage to the shrinking of the middle class, Skype is teaming up with VICE News to help you get your questions answered. To share your question, simply launch Skype, … Read more

Skype Went Big to Celebrate Marvel’s ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’

Never ones to shy away from a celebration, Skype teamed up with Marvel to get our users and Moment Makers as close as possible to all the action (and there was plenty) of the brand-new Marvel’s “Avengers: Age of Ultron”. Here are a few of our favorite highlights. Skype’s epic group video call and chat … Read more

Shape Up for Summer—with Skype!

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Warmer days are on the way! For folks looking to trim down or tone up, now is the time to kickstart your beach-body-ready workout. But forget that indoors-only routine, and let your home stash of DVDs continue collecting dust: we’ve found the woman who’s combining mobile tech with plenty of fitness-minded teachings. We’re assuming you’ve … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Middle East with Skype and VICE News

The current state of the Middle East is the subject of much discussion and debate. While opinions on the latest issues in Iraq, Syria and throughout the region may vary, everyone’s voice deserves to be heard. In order to help you get your questions answered, Skype and VICE News are giving you the chance to … Read more

Must Read: Touching German Couple Gives the Gift of Music Over Skype

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Dr. Klaus Röse and Marita Frehse (aka Jo & Josephine) are a talented, touching German duo who—via the power of Skype and their heartwarming harmonies—bring live tunes to the ears of eager listeners everywhere. Alongside teaching and hosting their own hit show on television, the musicians have performed at weddings and parties, as well as … Read more

Putting Face to Face and Pen to Page – Writers Use Skype to Redefine ‘Working Together’

Web designer, international fashion model, writer, seven ancient wonder chaser, and fervent Skype user, Mark Perini has quite the growing resume, especially since the release of Halfway Perfect – the novel he co-wrote with author Julie Cross. He’s here to tell us exactly what co-writing a book entails, and the role that Skype played in … Read more

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