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Express Your Yoga Intentions on Instagram with Skype

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“If you don’t share your gifts, you lose them.” I’m a person who never stops moving. I’m a mom of six, a certified yoga instructor, a cancer survivor, and am devoted to living a new, healthy life centered with yoga and Ayurvedic studies. I’m proud to be part of the Skype Moment Makers community, as the … Read more

Battling the Winter Blues with Skype

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Paralyzing ice and snow storms continue to pummel much of the United States. Detroit had a record 39.1 inches of snow during the month of January, and even cities unaccustomed to the cold are locked in a chilly standoff with Mother Nature. While the winter weather has wreaked havoc on highways, city services and school … Read more

Love Conquers Distance with Skype

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Long-distance romance used to be considered a one-way ticket to a broken heart. But this Valentine’s Day we are happy to announce that far-flung lovers are feeling closer with a little help from Skype. Last month, Microsoft’s Idea Lab conducted a survey in the US and UK and found that 96 percent of respondents said … Read more

The Love Doctor Will See You Now…On Skype

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With Valentine’s Day coming up, many people’s thoughts turn to love. That said, love is always on our minds and is, arguably, the greatest human fixation. It has been the subject of countless movies, books, songs, and poems over the years. And, if you believe certain legends, it has also launched a few wars. Love … Read more

You Don’t Need an Office to Run a Modern Business

When Colorado native Travis Katz was working in London in 2006, he and his wife used the city as a jumping off point to explore Europe and beyond. “We found it incredibly difficult to plan a trip online or with guidebooks,” he says. “It often took days of organizing, and we still ended up feeling … Read more

Teaching Math to the Blind – with Lync & Skype

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It isn’t easy for schools to find qualified math teachers. And for schools like The Washington State School for the Blind, it is even harder to hire math instructors who have experience with visually impaired students or teach Nemeth Braille Code for blind students. Sherry Hahn, the Digital Research and Development Coordinator for The Washington … Read more

10 Reasons You Should Introduce Your Pet to Skype

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Paris Permenter is an all-round pet expert, ‘dog tipper’ and now is Skype’s Pet Brand Ambassador. We asked her to put together a list of reasons that pet owners should be using Skype to keep in touch with their furry friends. Skype is a great way to stay in touch with friends and family—and that … Read more

Football Legends Predict Super Bowl Winners

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Being a sports buff, I was excited when Skype and Microsoft invited me to interview an elite group of football legends at Sports Illustrated’s MVP night. Football superstar Lynn Swann hosted an extraordinary evening featuring three of the all-time greatest big game players — including Joe Montana, Joe Namath and Marcus Allen — along with … Read more

Seattle Artist Finds the Perfect Tools to Help Make the World Better

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Lauren Iida lives an extraordinary and complicated life. Not only is she an artist, and running her own business, and studying for a degree, but she also has a passion for improving women’s lives and children’s literacy in Cambodia.  Her story – and her art – is inspiring.   Find out more about how technology … Read more

What Happens When You Use Skype for 24 Hours Straight?

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Students in the tiny Australian suburb of Epsom (population: 1,500) aren’t exposed to a whole lot of neighbors. And their homeland of Australia has no adjacent national neighbors. As a result, the theme of “neighbors” was of particular interest during Epsom Primary School teacher Jenny Ashby’s recent “Skype Around the World in 24 Hours” (#SAW24) … Read more

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