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Shape Up for Summer—with Skype!


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


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

Get Closer to the Sasquatch! Festival by Adding “Sasquatch! 2015” to Skype

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Just a few days left before Sasquatch! goes stratospheric. But if you can’t attend you can still be there in spirit, thanks to @Skype. We’ve been given access to all areas so we can take you closer with four days of exclusive, behind the scenes coverage. This includes four fan group chats that give you the … Read more

Skype Moments of the week


Every Skype call tells a story. Whether it’s a question waiting to be answered or a special moment waiting to be shared, each call is as unique and memorable as the people on it. Throughout April, we celebrated the many ways people use Skype to share memories, ideas and stories. Skype helped Jun Song stay … Read more

Born to Explore over Skype

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For “Born to Explore” executive producers Mercedes Velgot and Richard Wiese, their mantra encompasses much more than traveling the world to capture a few wild creatures on film. “Sure,” Richard explains, “we look at a lot of animals—we see a lot of beautiful places—but really, we’re very inclusive of cultures. We feel that part of … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month


When you’re a kid, everything moment presents an amazing opportunity to discover something new – even snack time. At Skype, we love that we get to be part of this wonder for so many kids, helping them broaden their worlds, have new experiences, and make beautiful memories. Whether it’s bringing one child to family around … Read more

Actors master the art of the roving rehearsal


Skype Acting Ambassador Lynn Chen uses Skype video calling to rehearse whenever she wants, from wherever she wants. This means she has more time to pursue her other passions, which include all things food, creating podcasts, and being an activist for positive body image. You can keep up with all her Hollywood shenanigans through Twitter, … Read more

A super sci-fi Skype experience


Moment Maker, comic lover and Superman cosplayer David Molofsky not only covered one of London’s biggest comic conventions, he also completed Skype Challenges from sci-fi fans at home and then blogged about his experience for us. When he’s not geeking out over comics on Skype, he can be found geeking out over comics on his … Read more

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