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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

5 Questions for Fitness & #MilSO blogger HippyFitMom

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HippyFitMom is part of Moment Makers, a Skype community that celebrates the ways you use Skype to do what you love most. Whether you’ve got a big idea on what we can create together, or you simply want to share a moment you’ve made with Skype, we want to hear from you. Take a look … Read more

Boundaries Don’t Stop These Co-Workers Making Beautiful Things

When we first dreamed up the Skype Collaboration Project, one of the most inspiring brands we wanted to work with was Los Angeles-based Apolis. Their motto is “Advocacy through Industry,” and they believe in the power of business to make global change. The word apolis means ‘Global Citizen’ and they take that responsibility very seriously. … Read more

I’ll Be Home for the Holidays, Thanks to Skype

As the Skype Correspondent, I constantly am jetting off to new adventures and events. I am so grateful to work in the industry I do, but my busy travel schedule (I’ll be in Miami, New York City and LA just this month) often keeps me away from my family. But, thanks to Skype, I won’t … Read more

How You Can Use Skype to Help Build Your Film Career

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Georgia Benjamin is an independent film maker and Skype’s Film Brand Ambassador. We asked her to explain to us a little bit about how Skype helps her in the film-making process and how it can help budding film-makers build their careers. I’ve used Skype for a long time—not only to stay in contact with friends … Read more

Couple Runs Length of South America for Environment

British couple, David and Katharine Lowrie, recently became the first spouses to run the length of South America together with Katharine claiming the title of the first woman to ever accomplish the feat. Their 5000 Mile Project was an epic, unsupported run from the bottom of Chile to the top of Venezuela (with a few … Read more

Elderly Sisters Reunited After 30 Years via Skype

87-year-old Mary Helen and her sister, Betty, have always enjoyed a close relationship even though they live over 1,500 miles apart. They speak on the phone with some frequency, but, due to finances and – more recently – health issues, they had not seen each other for some 30 years. Mary Helen, a stroke survivor, … Read more

Top 3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning into the Civilian Workforce

Today we honor our brave veterans. These men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our country. But when they return home from war, they face a new and different kind of battle when they try to find jobs. According to a 2012 survey by Prudential, Inc., 60% of new … Read more

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