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Read about innovative uses of Skype, user stories and more

Spooky Skype-o-ween

As one of the world's oldest holidays, Halloween is a celebrated tradition for people around the globe. From carving pumpkins and bobbing for apples to getting decked out in a scary costume for trick-or-treating, October 31st is a highly anticipated… Read more

Where in the world will you video call from?

A familiar face video calling from a far-off place will always brighten a person's day, but why not get your friends and family really involved in your trip by using Skype to video call them from some of the world's… Read more

Virtual Language Lessons

Did you know there are over 6,000 languages spoken across the globe? As an essential tool for communication for millions of people representing hundreds of countries, we know that our Skype users speak a number of different languages when connecting… Read more

Music Through Skype

This week, we saw a great video showcasing well-known Canadian singers Shania Twain and Michael Bublé recording their duet of the popular holiday song "White Christmas" together via Skype video call. With Shania in Switzerland, Michael in Napa Valley and… Read more

Wedding Day via Skype

Sereyroth and Tim met in Cambodia as he asked her for help with finding a barber around town one day. The two fell in love and embarked on an 18-month romance made possible by Skype video calls. As a… Read more

Get wordy with Skype

Today's technology is changing our vocabulary – from l33t speak to shortcuts. Find out more about recent language evolution with Skype. And add a little lingo to your next Skype video call. Skype may have made it even easier for… Read more

Chef de Skype

If you're a fan of the popular day time cooking show "Every Day with Rachael Ray," then you likely have seen celebrity cooking host Rachael Ray bring cooking enthusiasts into her show via Skype video call. From one kitchen to… Read more

A Skype for all ages

Skype makes talking to faraway friends and family easy – even ones who aren't too tech savvy. So we were really pleased when we heard about a 98-year-old who uses Skype every other day! Technology may not often be… Read more

How humanitarian organisations like UNHCR are using Skype

In under a year significant progress has been made with the rollout of Skype's bespoke low-bandwidth solution for the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The introduction of Skype has had a positive impact on the lives of many employees who were… Read more

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