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Marine Mom to Celebrate Mother’s Day from Afghanistan on Skype

Cpl Hayes

Yahmise Hayes is a mother of two from Burgaw, North Carolina. This 22-year-old is also a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed at Camp Bastion in remote Afghanistan. Corporal Hayes is serving as an Administrative Specialist in Afghanistan until October, working 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Her daughters are … Read more

Sharing Ideas, Breaking Boundaries

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Some of the world’s most innovative ideas were shared at the TED2014 conference in Vancouver, Canada last month. Skype Conversation Sessions germinated a number of fascinating discussions, and Skype was there to facilitate conversations with luminaries such as astronaut Chris Hadfield, Oscar nominee Jehane Noujaim and Sports Illustrated reporter David Epstein. One of those participating … Read more

Hop on Skype for an Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter egg hunt is a timeless tradition celebrated by children of all ages across the world.  This year, invite relatives to share in the fun — no matter where they live — with Skype. Grandma and grandpa can send your child scrambling on an egg-hunt they planned from miles away. You can watch your … Read more

Making Moments: My Amazing Month as Skype’s Film Ambassador

Our Film Brand Ambassador, Georgia Benjamin, spent the month of March reporting from movie events of both sides of the Atlantic. In her own words, this is how she made some unforgettable Skype Moments in the last few weeks: March 2014 has been an incredible month. As Skype’s Film Brand Ambassador not only did I … Read more

Discover Brazil’s Culinary Secrets with Top Food Blogger

Tom le Mesurier

As a main host city for this summer’s World Cup and the site of the next Olympics, Rio de Janeiro is one the most celebrated places on the planet. That said, most people don’t actually know much about Rio beyond the clichés of beaches, bikinis, and Carnaval. Fortunately, intrepid bloggers like Tom Le Mesurier at … Read more

What Mums Really Want This Mother’s Day

You know how modern families are. We’re all really busy, we’re spread out all over the world, so it’s more important than ever that we keep family bonds with our loved ones strong. Over 40% of us won’t be able to spend time with our mums for Mother’s Day.  But lots of people have the … Read more

Give the Gift of Gab this St. Patrick’s Day

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The Irish gift of gab is the stuff of legend. Whether this talent for eloquent and persuasive talk is found in traditional folk tales, a conversation at the pub, or in the writings of Oscar Wilde, the Irish rightfully pride themselves in their flair for language. Adam Keating, who lives with his wife and 6-year-old … Read more

Skype Is the Perfect Way To Share Wonderful Experiences

Monica Suma

Skype has been part of my life ever since I moved to New York City eight years ago. What began as a way to stay in touch with friends and family back home in Romania, evolved in a daily ritual to stay connected with people around the world, whether home in NYC or on the … Read more

“The Modern Woman Is a Person Who Pursues Her Dreams”

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In honor of International Women’s Day, Skype celebrates women, all women: professionals and stay-at-home moms, single and married, from Honolulu to Paris to Tokyo. The status of women in society and industry is in steady evolution. That said, traditionally male career fields, like engineering, still only count a small percentage of female pioneers among their … Read more

Time and Space Are No Big Deal, Thanks to Skype

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What has stopped us from being the loving son or daughter, the always by-your-side brother or sister, or the cry-on-my-shoulder best friend? In my case, and maybe yours as well, it is not desire or the capacity to show affection. No, it boils down to nothing more than distance, those physical spaces separating you from … Read more

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