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The ABCs of Skype video innovation

ABCs of Skype video innovation

Having started in 2005, Karlheinz Wurm was the 127th employee at Skype. In 2009 he moved from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden to manage the audio and video development team.  When you think of Skype, you probably picture a special moment where you’ve connected with the important people in your life over video. For me, … Read more

Over 1 billion Skype mobile downloads – thank you!

Celebrating 1 billion Skype mobile downloads

It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Skype for iPad came in in 2011 and Skype for wearables last year. We’ve also brought new … Read more

For jewelry designer Mabel Chong, Skype is a sparkling success

Jewelry designer Mabel Chong showing a necklace to a client on Skype

Mabel Chong has been designing unique, sought-after jewelry for 10+ years and using Skype for most of that time. Her husband introduced her to Skype, and Mabel has since incorporated it into her San Francisco-based jewelry business. We were intrigued to find out about how Mabel uses our technology to communicate with other stores and … Read more

Every kid in a park… via Skype

Take a virtual field trip with Skype to Yellowstone National Park

This week is National Park Week in the US, and this year is extra special as it’s the Centennial Year for the National Park Service. Teachers and students from the US and around the world can take virtual field trips to these natural wonders over Skype. Due to location and budgets, most national parks are … Read more

To our Windows Insiders: Skype UWP Preview app adds group features

GroupVideo

Today, we’ve updated the Skype UWP Preview app via the store on Insider versions of Windows 10. With it, Windows Insiders* can create and send group messages, as well as make group audio and video calls. In the latest experience, you can see up to four video images at once, which comes in handy when … Read more

Skype and ESL team up at PAX East 2016

Game with Skype

In January, Skype made its PAX debut at PAX South in San Antonio, TX. We had so much fun chatting with gamers, playing Xbox, and meeting our personal gaming heroes that we decided to come back for more at PAX East 2016, the biggest gaming conference on the East Coast. We’re excited to announce that … Read more

Skype brings 3 lucky Liverpool FC fans closer to Emre Can

LFC player Emre Can on Skype group video call

When Skype partnered with Liverpool FC, our goal (see what we did there?) was to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We wanted Kopites all over the world to come together and share their passion for the club—while also getting the chance to access exclusive experiences, win unique prizes and match … Read more

Angry Birds are catapulting into Skype

Angry Birds

Skype loves great characters. We’re inspired by the larger than life personalities that express the humor, frustration, and fun that’s part of our daily lives. That’s why we’re excited to add a new set of characters to our personal expression family. Please help us welcome Red, Stella, Bomb and many more of the iconic characters … Read more

Skype Bots now available on Mac and Web

Skype Bots on Mac

A couple weeks ago, we introduced Skype Bots—a new way to bring expertise, products, services and entertainment into daily messaging on Skype. Since then, we’ve been working hard to bring this new experience to more users, and today we’re pleased to release preview Skype Bots on two additional platforms: Mac and Web. To get started … Read more

Students meet Belle the Beagle over Skype for Beagle Freedom Week

Beagle Freedom Dog video calling

This week is Beagle Freedom Week, and a great chance for teachers to get involved with a Skype Lesson all about Beagle Freedom Skype in the Classroom have partnered with the Beagle Freedom Project to offer a Skype Lesson so that students around the world can learn how to show for cruelty free products, and … Read more

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