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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

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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.

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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

Save Your Business Time and Money: Kick off Your Hiring Process with Skype

The hiring game is evolving as fast as technology itself. These days, job applicants are as likely to be from the other side of the country (or planet) as across town. That means there is access to more talent than ever, but it also means businesses are often deluged with candidates. In order to solve … Read more

Rule-breaking Entrepreneurs, Celebrate With Us and Be Recognized!

As a proud sponsor of the Rule Breaker Awards, we encourage you to join us in celebrating the entrepreneurs that are rewriting the ways in which business is done. Entrepreneurs dream.  Entrepreneurs take risks.  Entrepreneurs see things that others don’t. We understand this because it’s in our DNA, too.  Skype started as a simple yet … Read more

Microsoft Lync-Skype Connectivity v2 Adds Video and More!

During his keynote at this year’s Lync Conference in Las Vegas today, Derek Burney, the Corporate Vice President, Strategic Relations and Solutions for Microsoft Lync, gave the first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype! I’m the Principal Program Manager for Lync-Skype connectivity v2 and I wanted to share some of the technical improvements we’re … Read more

You Don’t Need an Office to Run a Modern Business

When Colorado native Travis Katz was working in London in 2006, he and his wife used the city as a jumping off point to explore Europe and beyond. “We found it incredibly difficult to plan a trip online or with guidebooks,” he says. “It often took days of organizing, and we still ended up feeling … Read more

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