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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

Travel savvy with Skype

It's easy to travel savvy and stay in touch with Skype. There's no need to wait in line for the payphone or weigh down your pockets with foreign coins when you can make Skype-to-Skype calls or use Skype to… Read more

New Skype Emoticons Rolling Out Today (#skypeemoticons)

Sometimes words cannot describe what someone is saying. Luckily, emoticons, facial expressions formed by combinations of keyboard characters, are the perfect solution for the commonly tongue-tied. Popular since they were first introduced to the internet way back in 1982 [see… Read more

Vacation Bound

Everyone needs a vacation, and this week, I'm packing my bags and leaving the city for a week to spend some time with my family. Even though I'll be out of the office and away from my computer, I plan… Read more

What should a Teacher teach on Skype?

A class on Skype is about to begin. The students are in the Zone, revved up and ready to learn. The webcam is producing a fine video and the audio couldn't be better. It's time to start delivering an education… Read more

Virtual Shopping Advice On-The-Go from Lucky's Fashion Editor

Shopping alone may be effective for some, but when Lucky Magazine's intern Sarah went shopping at an uptown boutique in NYC, she ran into a shopping dilemma without anyone to consult. Although many people might call their best friend to… Read more

Virtual Shopping Advice On-The-Go from Lucky's Fashion Editor

Shopping alone may be effective for some, but when Lucky Magazine’s intern Sarah went shopping at an uptown boutique in NYC, she ran into a shopping dilemma without anyone to consult. Although many people might call their best friend to… Read more

Spanish Lessons: Skype was made for this

Clases de español: Skype se ha hecho para eso Skype has turned classrooms into a global learning environment as cultures are colliding like never before and distance is simply no longer an obstacle. As a result, schools are expanding their… Read more

Inspiring a Class into the 'Zone'

Athletes do it. Musicians do it. Good Skype teachers do it. I’m referring to getting students ready and eager to absorb the day’s lesson. It’s what the late author/sportsman George Plimpton called the ‘Zone'; that moment of supreme concentration when… Read more

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