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Announcing Winners of Skype for Mac Chat Style Competition

It has taken a little longer than expected…but, we wanted to announce the winners of Phase 2 and Phase 3 of the Skype for Mac chat style competition we ran a few months ago. Big congratulations go to the following… Read more

The growth of Skype use in the classroom

As a follow up to Skype CEO Tony Bates' blog on "The Transformational Power of Skype in the Classroom" last month, we thought it would be enlightening to share a round-up of some recent news stories regarding schools across the… Read more

Celebrating Skype's Roots in Estonia: A profile of Sten Tamkivi

We thought it would be interesting to showcase points of views from Skype offices around the world. Today, I’m pleased to share an interview with Sten Tamkivi, Director of Product Focus and Catalogue Operations for Skype. Sten is based… Read more

Skype … by royal approval?

Using Skype? Then you're in good company. Regal company, in fact, as Prince Charles used Skype to call online just the other week. That's right. Prince Charles – future King of England – used Skype in full view of the… Read more

Hello Skype!

My name is Yezel. I'll let you take the first punch at how you want to pronounce it… but it's Yeh-zell. I am a recent graduate from San Jose State University in California where I earned a degree in public… Read more

Making Skype calls from your Mac Address Book

We undertake a lot of user testing and recently noticed a new way that lots of you are making calls to landlines and mobiles with Skype. We thought we'd share the tip with a wider audience. If you use your… Read more

Skype 5.5 for Windows update – Fixed Skype Home popping up in compact mode

Today we released an update to Skype 5.5 for Windows. This update fixes the issue of Skype Home popping up, when you start Skype in compact mode. In addition we have also updated the Skype Click to Call feature, adding… Read more

Skype Click to Call Now Supports Firefox 7

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched an update to Skype Click to Call for Windows (5.6.8312) which includes the following: Support for Firefox 7 (Skype Click to Call is also available for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer on… Read more

Skype 5.6 for Windows with improved screen sharing

Today we have released Skype 5.6 for Windows. In this version we have polished some of our existing features to help improve the overall ease of use. The main changes in Skype 5.6 are: Screen sharing improvements New 'getting… Read more

Skype 2.5 for Android: Enhanced video experience, improved message history

Today we have released a Skype 2.5 for Android. The main changes to the Skype for Android are: Enhanced video experience * Rotate and zoom during video calls * Support for Nvidia Tegra2 powered devices * Video calling enabled… Read more

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