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7 reasons to sweat it out over Skype

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Skype Moment Maker and personal trainer Nick Cameron has been training people using Skype video calling for quite a while now. Here he tells us his top seven reasons why taking part in the fitness revolution from your living room is the way to go. You can also catch him on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. … Read more

Planning your Spring Break with Skype

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Dust off your bikinis, and pack your bags—that much-needed semester sequitur Spring Break is here. After you’ve assembled your ‘low-key living’ essentials (and headed as far away from those final grades as possible), let Skype help you keep your time off scheduled, smooth and sharable. It’s a Small World Sure, some of your classmates are … Read more

Healthy Doses of Skype Motivation

Look, we get it. Sometimes the grind is a little less ‘seize the day’ and a little more ‘snooze away.’ Lucky for you, we’ve got Coach Troy on Skype. (Whistle, toothpick, and warranted intensity included.) Coach comes from a long line of push-up enthusiasts, and specializes in shaking sleepyheads such as yourself out of bed, … Read more

Moment Makers: A look back

We love celebrating the many ways people use Skype to pursue their passions. From the extreme sports fan who got the chance to ask his favorite athlete a burning question in a video message, to the comics enthusiast who interviewed the cast of the newest Marvel movie using video calling, Skype is dedicated to bringing remarkable … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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Being separated from family, friends or work can be tough. Fortunately, Skype can turn time apart into cherished moments together. Every week, we celebrate how people of all ages and backgrounds use Skype to share experiences with those who once seemed a world away. When Colin’s parents couldn’t make it to his and Meg Mukri‘s … Read more

Mr. March tests his luck this St. Patrick’s Day

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Sure, it all started as a religious day of feasting for the patron saint of Ireland. But nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day features international festivals, set on praising all things Irish via parades, dancing and debauchery, and everything green. While we couldn’t catch an actual Leprechaun, we found Mr. March (clad in all green and clutching … Read more

Fans Score Video Calls with Real Madrid

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With fans around the world, Real Madrid is one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world. That’s why we’re excited to help bring fans directly to Real Madrid over Skype video calls. Today, Real Madrid fans from around the world got the chance to hop on video calls with their favorite soccer stars. … Read more

Cooperation, contribution, celebration: using Skype to give back

A few months ago, Tyson Mayr, Skype Social Good Ambassador and clean water activist, asked people across the world to share how they plan to give back in 2015. The first answer to Tyson’s challenge came from Tom Le Mesurier and Frank Bell, who recently hosted a Skype-enabled benefit dinner party and silent auction in … Read more

Sign On, Slim Down and Shape Up

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  With a Skype-enabled business model, a personal approach for burning off baby weight, and a client base spanning everyone from new stay-at-home moms, to working women, personal trainer Fawn Cronin has found her sweat-minded stride. Sure, one-on-one fitness consultations and training sessions—all held over Skype—will always be an element to her ever-growing success story. … Read more

Landing Your Skype Audition Like a Star

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 Cara Gargano is an owner of Cara G Casting, a company that casts and develops reality television shows. Cara is constantly using Skype to interview potential cast members for various programming. Check out her advice for scoring your dream role over a Skype Audition. No matter what, look your best!  You might have “woke up … Read more

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