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I’ll Be Home for the Holidays, Thanks to Skype

As the Skype Correspondent, I constantly am jetting off to new adventures and events. I am so grateful to work in the industry I do, but my busy travel schedule (I’ll be in Miami, New York City and LA just this month) often keeps me away from my family. But, thanks to Skype, I won’t … Read more

How You Can Use Skype to Help Build Your Film Career

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Georgia Benjamin is an independent film maker and Skype’s Film Brand Ambassador. We asked her to explain to us a little bit about how Skype helps her in the film-making process and how it can help budding film-makers build their careers. I’ve used Skype for a long time—not only to stay in contact with friends … Read more

Couple Runs Length of South America for Environment

British couple, David and Katharine Lowrie, recently became the first spouses to run the length of South America together with Katharine claiming the title of the first woman to ever accomplish the feat. Their 5000 Mile Project was an epic, unsupported run from the bottom of Chile to the top of Venezuela (with a few … Read more

Elderly Sisters Reunited After 30 Years via Skype

87-year-old Mary Helen and her sister, Betty, have always enjoyed a close relationship even though they live over 1,500 miles apart. They speak on the phone with some frequency, but, due to finances and – more recently – health issues, they had not seen each other for some 30 years. Mary Helen, a stroke survivor, … Read more

Top 3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning into the Civilian Workforce

Today we honor our brave veterans. These men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our country. But when they return home from war, they face a new and different kind of battle when they try to find jobs. According to a 2012 survey by Prudential, Inc., 60% of new … Read more

Born Friends: The Story of Sarah and Paige

Many of us have a friend we have known our whole life – usually the kid down the street or the child of your parents’ close friends with whom you grew up. But, we were moved to share the story of Sarah and Paige, teens with a life-long bond, despite the fact that they live … Read more

Why I Became a Ghost Hunter

Ghost hunting is not just the stuff of fiction and children’s stories. Real life “Paranormal Investigators” are hard at work seeking the truth about phantoms, apparitions, disembodied voices and other mysteries. Paranormal investigator and national radio personality Spencer Hughes explains, “I work with a ghost hunting partner to track down ghosts and try to interact … Read more

Carving Skype Emotipumpkins

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In the week leading up to Halloween, Skype social fans voted on their favorite emoticons to be carved into jack o’ lanterns. Partnering with extreme pumpkin carver Tom Nardone, we used power tools and fire to carve up the (devil), (party) and (puke) emoticons! When he’s not in his shop carving, Tom told us that … Read more

Skype Is Everywhere – Even Oktoberfest!

Last month, Munich’s famous Oktoberfest opened its doors for the 180th time. On the first weekend thousands of lassies and lads came to visit and drank more than a million liters of beer and consumed 9 whole oxen.   The Munich Beer festival counts more than six million visitors every year, but since many Oktoberfest … Read more

Deaf Boy First Hears Mother’s Voice Over Skype

It was the moment of truth. Jenri Rivera, 7, stared deep into the laptop screen. He waved to his parents on the other end of a Skype video call in rural Guatemala. It was the first time he’d seen them in the months since he came to America. The new cochlear implant in his ear … Read more

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