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He jumps off buildings, He sets himself on fire, He uses Skype

When Anthony Molinari first arrived in Hollywood as an aspiring stuntman he believed that the best way to make a name for himself was by doing the “gnarliest gags” which include “car hits” and “stair falls”. Now, a decade later, with credits in The Avengers, The Dark Knight Rises, and the upcoming The Lone Ranger … Read more

A Skype fan from the UK shares tips for Mother’s Day gift ideas

We’ve been hunting for tips on what to get for Mother’s Day, this Sunday March 10, and we wanted to share this email, from Jean Davis in Buckinghamshire in the UK. Dear Skype, My son is going to Skype call me on Mother’s Day, as usual and so I wanted to share my tip with … Read more

Chords, Keys and Lyrics Composed via Skype

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Denver, Colorado: it’s not exactly a hotbed of the music industry.  But 17-year old singer-songwriter Megan Redmond isn’t the type of person to let geography stand in her way.  Although she was born in Denver, because of her passion for music and songwriting, her parents decided to move her to Nashville, TN when she was … Read more

That’s So Metal: Pro Musician Offers Fans Skype Guitar Lessons

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Ever meet a true rock star?  Best known as the lead guitar player for heavy metal band Cradle of Filth, Paul Allender’s been a professional touring musician for over 20 years.  First picking up a guitar at age 14, he’s been shredding out metal riffs ever since.  Oddly, it seems that one way or another, … Read more

Travel by Skype? It’s the Best Way To Go!

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If you were about to book the travel trip of your dreams, you’d be keen to know every detail about your destination.  So a top British tour operator has started using Skype to hook up customers with its staff on the ground to answer any queries and listen to customer requirements. Manager Vara Arnold showed … Read more

Who Says Doctors Don’t Do House Calls Anymore? They Do on Skype!

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Like most people, Cristina isn’t a fan of dragging herself to the doctor’s office when she’s sick. And don’t even get her started about getting stuck in traffic or, worse, stuck in the waiting room when she’d be better off in bed. Moreover, this Seattle-area working mother of two says, “Appointments have become increasingly rushed … Read more

Skype Calls with Classrooms Help Propel Author to Best Seller Status

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Author Nancy Richardson Fischer is a veteran storyteller.  But in the age of the internet, the publishing industry has faced unique challenges, and reaching audiences interested in reading new stories has become more difficult.  For Fischer, it was embracing new technology – including Skype – that has helped expand her horizons in the publishing space. … Read more

Say hello to the new Skype Blogs

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We’re happy (and more than a little proud) to announce the re-launch of Skype Blogs. In just a little over nine years, Skype’s grown from a tiny startup to one of the most widely used ways for people to share important experiences with friends, family and colleagues – it’s important that our blogs keep pace … Read more

Couples Use Skype to Bridge the Distance

Long-distance relationships are never easy.  Different time zones and busy schedules can make keeping the flame going with a far-flung mate very difficult. While closing the distance can be hard, many couples rely on Skype to make their relationship work. Mallory and Nick met for the first time last summer during an environmental film class … Read more

Skype’s Not Just a Chat Tool for the Modern Office – It’s an Everything Tool

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HashableMedia is a digital media creation company, and like a lot of companies these days, we spend a lot of time working remotely. With a laptop and Wi-Fi we can get things done, working on articles and videos wherever we need to. Whether we’re in the office or a coffee shop down the road from … Read more

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