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Digital Artist Uses Skype for Transatlantic Portrait Painting Sessions

For San Francisco-based digital artist David Newman, a specialist in painting life portraits with the iPad, Skype has enabled him to expand his portrait painting studio to anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Photo by Peter Blacksberg…. Read more

Your #ILOVESKYPE Stories

We've seen a lot of response with the #ILOVESKYPE moments you are sharing for Skype's 8th Birthday. Here are our eight favorites. 1) @GeneralMattina: @Skype 92 yr old Grandmama in PA Skyping my sister in LA. #ILOVESKYPE http://twitpic.com/6d985o 2) @Rorymi6:… Read more

Amy's Travels Project Connects Classrooms Globally through Literature Content

Written by Kathryn Starke, an elementary school literacy specialist, author, and educational publisher. She wrote Amy's Travels to provide a children's book that teaches global awareness for teachers and students across the globe. Every year, we as teachers, rack our… Read more

Amy's Travels Project Connects Classrooms Globally through Literature Content

Written by Kathryn Starke, an elementary school literacy specialist, author, and educational publisher. She wrote Amy’s Travels to provide a children’s book that teaches global awareness for teachers and students across the globe. Every year, we as teachers, rack our… Read more

The Benefits Of Visual Teaching

Here are four “facts” cited in recent scholarly research papers about the brain and education:  Ninety per cent of learning is visual.The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. Forty per cent of all nerve fibers connected to the brain… Read more

Skype video helps news gathering

The world of news reporting has evolved tremendously over the past few years! As technological advances take place, people are able to share their stories with media in new and exciting ways. Thankfully, Skype has been there along the way… Read more

A Bittersweet Wedding

Quite often, I turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or local newspaper, and see stories about Skype. Whether it's an army husband watching his baby's birth from Iraq, a classroom having a virtual field trip, or a grandmother… Read more

Back to School Cool with Skype

As much as I loved the summer growing up, there was something really fun about going back to school. As enjoyable as it was going to summer camp and the neighborhood pool, running into the local home office store after… Read more

Behind the scenes of Skype emoticons

When we launched Skype 5.5 for Windows a couple weeks ago, we unveiled new emoticons plus some freshly animated versions of our old favorites. We were excited to see people trying out the new emoticons and discovering the hidden… Read more

Skype for iPad makes its TV debut

Last week on the popular TV Show in the United States "Hot in Cleveland" we saw the hilarious cast take full advantage of Skype for iPad while gabbing in their living room. While three of the characters caught up on… Read more

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