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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


  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


 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


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


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

Skype on TV: Share what makes your living room unique


Your living room is the center of your universe. It’s where you work, play, entertain guests and watch your favorite shows. Your living room is a reflection of who you are and what you love doing. Now, with the new Samsung 4K Ultra HD Smart TV you can have a Skype on TV group video … Read more

Portals: Shared Experiences over Skype

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  “There is so much opportunity now to have really powerful experiences, in a world that’s evermore connected,” Amar Bakshi, former journalist-turned-artist explains. “But so often, we use these tools to cocoon ourselves in our own communities. Sometimes it takes art, and an aesthetic moment, to sort of shake things up a bit.” Judging from … Read more

Skype gives The X Factor UK fans a star-studded experience

Every year, The X Factor’s talented performers impress and inspire millions of people worldwide. Meanwhile, the audience rarely gets the chance to ask their burning questions, watch live performances, or see what the talent is like offstage. In celebration of these gifted performers and their dedicated fans, we teamed up with The X Factor UK … Read more

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