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Royal Baby Sparks Spike on Skype

Unless you’ve been on an extended summer camping trip far from any type of media and other human beings, you’ve heard all about the Royal Baby (aka George Alexander Louis aka His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge aka the focus of 90% of the internet right now). Many fans of the royal family spent … Read more

Top 10 Movies that Would Change with Skype

A good movie keeps us guessing right up until the end. Is he going to make it out alive? Will they live happily ever after? Will she find out that he still loves her? Suspense is maintained throughout a film by a series of twists, turns and missed connections. Unfortunately for Hollywood screenwriters, many of … Read more

Overcoming the Isolation of Huntington’s Disease

It was a complete shock when Daniel’s father was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD) four years ago. Daniel had “never heard of it before” and “didn’t know anyone else who had it or was at risk for the disease.” The inherited genetic condition frequently manifests itself during mid-life and leads to a decline in muscle … Read more

Staying Together with Art and Skype

What kid isn’t an artist? Every parent’s fridge is covered in enthusiastic paintings and drawings and every shelf is crowded with sculptures. Fortunately, Skype makes it easy to share each masterpiece with friends and family all over the world. Julia, one of the stars of our recent Stay Together videos, lives in Los Angeles but … Read more

The “Impossible” Family Portrait is Suddenly Possible

Hair styles may come and go (remember the Rachel?) and clothes can be ‘so cool’ one day and ‘so over’ the next. But some things are forever, like lasting family memories. A recent poll conducted by Harris Interactive online found that Americans crave more of these images. At 49%, nearly half wished they took more … Read more

Disadvantaged Kids Build Planes (And a Future) From Scratch

Barrington Irving grew up in an impoverished area of inner city Miami with little hope for his future or knowledge of his personal potential. But, by the age of 23, he became youngest person and only African-American ever to fly solo around the world. His life was turned around by a chance encounter with a … Read more

A Brazilian Couple Begins Their Life Together Virtually

After dating for three long years, Cibele Santos and Fausto Candido were anxious to take the next step. They knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but what they had not foreseen was a job offer abroad causing the beginning of their marriage to take place over Skype. Telling their story here … Read more

Your Parents vs. Technology: The Struggle is Over

Whether it’s Dad poking you on Facebook or Mom calling to ask what your “ttyl“ text meant, we’ve all been there. The struggle between our parents and technology is seemingly endless but have no fear, relief is here. Here are three ways parents generally struggle with technology: Complete Newbs  You are a child of technologically challenged … Read more

First Skype Call Atop Mt. Everest Raises Thousands for Charity

Daniel Hughes has a seemingly perfect life: he’s young, charming, happily married, has a nice home in London and a great career as a commercial airline pilot. However, during a 2010 trip in South America, he met destitute Bolivian children weakened by malnutrition and realized that he had to get out of his comfort zone … Read more

College Bound? Keep Your BFFs Close

Graduating  from High School? Keep Your BFFs Close with Skype Dancing with your best friends at prom. Senior Cut Day. The moment you and your classmates toss your caps in the air at graduation. Some of the most precious moments are shared with friends – and as you embark upon your summer vacation, the realization of … Read more

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