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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

Using Skype to Check in With Pets When You’re Away

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Our Pet Brand Ambassador Paris Permenter loves her furry friends, but being an in-demand speaker and successful author means she often has to leave them behind when she travels. Keeping in touch and checking on how they’re doing isn’t a problem though—she just starts a Skype video call. Sure, we might write “Wish you were … Read more

6 Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day across The Miles

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Celebrating Mother’s Day when you live far away from family isn’t easy, but with a little creativity you can overcome the miles. When I left my family in Chile 17 years ago, I didn’t realize how much I would miss being close to loved ones on special dates like Mother’s Day. This year, my mom … Read more

The Ultimate Mother’s Day Playbook

Did you know that 93% of moms would love to spend Mother’s Day with their children on Skype if they can’t be together in person?  Skype conducted a global survey of mothers, grandparents, and children to find out how they’re planning to spend Mother’s Day together across the iles. How do your Mother’s Day plans … Read more

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