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Skype Moments of the Week

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Being separated from family, friends or work can be tough. Fortunately, Skype can turn time apart into cherished moments together. Every week, we celebrate how people of all ages and backgrounds use Skype to share experiences with those who once seemed a world away. When Colin’s parents couldn’t make it to his and Meg Mukri‘s … Read more

Mr. March tests his luck this St. Patrick’s Day

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Sure, it all started as a religious day of feasting for the patron saint of Ireland. But nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day features international festivals, set on praising all things Irish via parades, dancing and debauchery, and everything green. While we couldn’t catch an actual Leprechaun, we found Mr. March (clad in all green and clutching … Read more

Fans Score Video Calls with Real Madrid

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With fans around the world, Real Madrid is one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world. That’s why we’re excited to help bring fans directly to Real Madrid over Skype video calls. Today, Real Madrid fans from around the world got the chance to hop on video calls with their favorite soccer stars. … Read more

Cooperation, contribution, celebration: using Skype to give back

A few months ago, Tyson Mayr, Skype Social Good Ambassador and clean water activist, asked people across the world to share how they plan to give back in 2015. The first answer to Tyson’s challenge came from Tom Le Mesurier and Frank Bell, who recently hosted a Skype-enabled benefit dinner party and silent auction in … Read more

Sign On, Slim Down and Shape Up

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  With a Skype-enabled business model, a personal approach for burning off baby weight, and a client base spanning everyone from new stay-at-home moms, to working women, personal trainer Fawn Cronin has found her sweat-minded stride. Sure, one-on-one fitness consultations and training sessions—all held over Skype—will always be an element to her ever-growing success story. … Read more

Landing Your Skype Audition Like a Star

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 Cara Gargano is an owner of Cara G Casting, a company that casts and develops reality television shows. Cara is constantly using Skype to interview potential cast members for various programming. Check out her advice for scoring your dream role over a Skype Audition. No matter what, look your best!  You might have “woke up … Read more

What Skype in the Classroom Really Means to Kids

Shannon McClintock Miller is a teacher, librarian, mother of three and most recently Skype’s Education Ambassador. She is also an avid blogger and technology integration specialist who uses Skype to get both students and teachers excited about education. For the latest from Shannon, check out her Blog, Twitter and Instagram. My story of using Skype … Read more

A Valentine’s Gift from Us to You

This Valentine’s Day, show your Valentine how much you care with these printable emoticons. We would’ve also sent the printable chocolates we had, but honestly, our blog team ate them all. We hope the below can make some sparks fly IRL. Read more

Three Epic Moments from the X Games Aspen

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Matt Gibson is a travel writer, avid adventurer, snowboarder and Skype Moment Maker. Recently, he joined us on the ground at the X Games Aspen where he captured some gravity-defying moments with his impressive photography. Having lived abroad for the greater part of the past 12 years, I’m a big Skype user. I was living … Read more

Keeping in Touch, On Campus and Off

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For Sarah Woodworth and her ten Tufts University suitemates, GroupMe ensures their freshmen year is nothing short of supportive. In fact – according to Sarah – they’re not just suitemates; they’ve become a family. While describing her on-campus living quarters Sarah explains, “GroupMe definitely helped cement our friendships. Whenever something funny happens, and it’s just … Read more

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