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Rolling into the future with Skype and A2B E-Bikes

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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

Here are the Skype for Windows layout changes that you requested

Here at Skype we work hard to help you share meaningful moments with those who mean the most to you. That’s more important than ever at this time of year, as the holiday season rolls around for so many of our users. Because Skype has become such a cornerstone of those moments, it should come … Read more

Skype in the Classroom takes students to the Roald Dahl Museum

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To celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Roald Dahl Day, September 2014 saw the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre’s Education team welcome 30 schools and libraries from across Canada, Ireland and the USA through Skype in the classroom. Located in Great Missenden – the English village where Roald Dahl lived … Read more

Skype gets cooking with MasterChef Junior

Season one Master Chef Jr. winner Alexander Weiss is back and using Skype video messaging to challenge vloggers Hunter March and Teala Dunn to a series of culinary challenges. The vloggers take on Alexander’s cooking challenges every other week, which are inspired by dishes the contestants made on the show. Watch them take on a … Read more

Skype Translator – How it Works

As mentioned by Gurdeep Pall in this morning’s Big Blog post, today we have announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program which will kick-off with English and Spanish as the first two languages. We couldn’t be more excited; Skype Translator is the result of decades of research in speech recognition, automated translation, … Read more

Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication

For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make every day audio and video communications possible. As we enter an era in which computing experiences need to be more personal, Skype has looked at ways to help communities create stronger connections and be more productive. Using innovations from Microsoft Research, … Read more

Computer Science Education Week: Maine Students Meet Minecraft Designer on Skype

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Roughly 90% of schools don’t teach computer science. Yet, it is estimated that one million computer science jobs will go unfilled every year!* This Computer Science Education Week, Skype set out to change that and get kids excited about computer science careers. Through a new Code.org partnership, classrooms can connect via Skype with the experts … Read more

Save and share your videos with Skype Qik

For our second release of Skype Qik, we’ve focused on addressing some of your top requests and issues. Many of you have requested to save your own videos to your phone. That way if you record something in Qik, you get to keep it. Tap on one of your own videos when you’re in a … Read more

Two Birds, One Award-Winning Brewery, and Plenty of Skype

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Between co-running Australia’s first ever women-owned brewery Two Birds, and facilitating the Aussie branch of Pink Boots Society—an international nonprofit set on inspiring and empowering lady brewers all over the world—Jayne Lewis works up quite a thirst. Lucky for her, she’s surrounded by an ever-pouring selection of her own highly inspired, award-winning craft brews—brews that … Read more

Guest Blog: Sharks4Kids Founder Jillian Morris

Over the last year, our team has had Skype calls with nearly 14,000 students aged 3-18, in 25 countries including Australia, Cambodia,  , Serbia and Kenya. That’s a lot of students, and even more shark-talk. On October 30, 2013 I did my first Skype call through Skype in the classroom’s Exploring Oceans program – this … Read more

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