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Skype Summer Internships Highlights

Microsoft interns

Every summer highly talented interns from around the world join teams across Microsoft for a 12-week internship. This gives them the opportunity to show off their skills and develop professional connections while working on projects that will potentially impact millions of people, and have fun along the way. This summer, Skype had the privilege of … Read more

Showcasing South Africa, One Design at a Time


South African ex-pat Sharon Lombardi, designer and co-founder of the global design project “Mr. Somebody and Mr. Nobody” works in three places at once. “Most of what we do is over the internet, in sort of an ethereal way. Heidi lives in New York, I’m down in Miami, and our crafters and artisans are in … Read more

Rolling into the future with Skype and A2B E-Bikes


A2B makes electric bikes that are available in 30 markets worldwide, which is impressive, considering they have a team of just under 30 employees. With three offices spanning three continents, the thirty hard-working bike-enthusiasts embody a new breed of employee characterized by efficiency and constant communication. Like the wires, gears, and chains that keep their … Read more

Working from Home? Manage Tasks (& Teams) with Skype

Today, the number of Americans working from home, skipping dreaded commutes and opting for a home-brewed (pajama-clad) pot of coffee now nears 3.2 million people. Through these current, tech-geared times, Skype is happy to help you skip any traffic-induced headaches and delve into (or divvy up) projects that matter, wherever you are. Not only are … Read more

Skype TX released to manufacturing – hardware partners announced

Back in April at NAB Las Vegas, we announced a new solution specifically designed for broadcasters allowing them to use Skype within production: Skype TX. Today, we’re delighted to announce its release to manufacturing whilst also welcoming three brand new hardware partners to the Skype family: NewTek, Quicklink and Riedel. Since we first announced the … Read more

Changing the Game of Women’s Motocross


As macho sports go, motocross is not far behind the likes of NFL, football, and boxing. “Currently, the motocross industry isn’t oriented toward female riders at all,” says Makenzi Wassenaar, founder of Motocross Ladies. “Many don’t even consider us to be real athletes – but we’re out to change that.” In a few short years, … Read more

Bicycle startup gears up with group video calling

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People say that manufacturing in America is a thing of the past. They say that we no longer make things here. Two young entrepreneurs from Bellingham, Washington, disagree. Not only have Josh Bechtel and Gabe Starbuck created a successful manufacturing startup out of thin air, but they’ve created an innovative redesign of one of the world’s … Read more

Taking a work call on vacation? If you must, make it easy.


Vacation is precious. It’s wonderful to let the cares of work slip away to spend special time with your friends and family. But sometimes you just have to sneak away from the fun to take a work call. Maybe your family is just getting to be a little bit too much or you don’t think … Read more

3 tools to help entrepreneurs get off the ground

At Skype, we know how daunting the path from idea to launch can be for a business owner. Even when you have an incredible idea, you can get stuck trying to figure out the answers to tough questions, such as: who can I turn to for advice, especially when I need it most? Where can … Read more

Brewing up Business with Skype

We all know that communication plays a vital role when growing a company, but many overlook the power of face-to-face interactions in propelling even greater business success. Paul Toscano is a high-touch entrepreneur who has leveraged the strength of personal connections in building his thriving java empire. Joyride Coffee, a distributor headquartered in New York … Read more

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