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Your #ILOVESKYPE Stories

We've seen a lot of response with the #ILOVESKYPE moments you are sharing for Skype's 8th Birthday. Here are our eight favorites. 1) @GeneralMattina: @Skype 92 yr old Grandmama in PA Skyping my sister in LA. #ILOVESKYPE http://twitpic.com/6d985o 2) @Rorymi6:… Read more

Using Skype from Your Home Phone Just Got Easier

The FREETALK® Connect•Me Home Phone Adapter for Skype and a New Skype-enabled Cordless Phone from GE Open up a New World of Calls from Your Home Phone At Skype, we strive to ensure anyone can use Skype anywhere, at any… Read more

Celebrating Video Calling on Skype's 8th Birthday

If a photo is worth 1,000 words, a video call is worth 1,000,000 words. Facial expressions and real-time reactions are the little nuances that make a conversation that much more meaningful. Every day on Skype, the great things people… Read more

Skype in the classroom helps to Power a Bright Future with Clorox

Skype in the classroom teachers are continuously looking for innovative ways to help their students learn. To help teachers located in the US get the resources they need to power new or existing programs, Skype has teamed up with Clorox's… Read more

Skype 5.5 for Windows Hotfix: video stability improvements

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 5.5 for Windows. With this hotfix we have addressed a video calling stability issue related to calls between Skype 5.5 for Windows and few older versions of Skype for Windows and… Read more

Amy's Travels Project Connects Classrooms Globally through Literature Content

Written by Kathryn Starke, an elementary school literacy specialist, author, and educational publisher. She wrote Amy’s Travels to provide a children’s book that teaches global awareness for teachers and students across the globe. Every year, we as teachers, rack our… Read more

Skype Click to Call for Windows updated

Today we have released a update to Skype's Click to Call browser plugins for Windows. Key updates for the newly released build, 5.6.0.8153, are: • Support for Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 on Windows • Minor improvements to Internet Explorer,… Read more

SkypeKit Partner Spotlight: Tely Labs

Overview From the team that built SonicWALL, Generation Systems and Code Green Networks from the ground up, Tely Labs is building an innovative new business around the Skype platform. The company was founded in 2010 by Sreekanth Ravi (President… Read more

The Benefits Of Visual Teaching

Here are four “facts” cited in recent scholarly research papers about the brain and education:  Ninety per cent of learning is visual.The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. Forty per cent of all nerve fibers connected to the brain… Read more

Skype Acquires GroupMe

I'm delighted to announce we're acquiring GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions. This acquisition is another step towards our vision to provide a global multi-modal and multi-platform communications… Read more

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