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Capture Your Memorial Day Festivities

This Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day in the United States. With the weather warming up, friends and family typically hold barbecues and parties to celebrate the three-day weekend, and of course, the U.S. soldiers the holiday honors. Are you… Read more

A Salute to Oprah from Skype

A New York Times post on Facebook today asked "Will you miss The Oprah Winfrey Show?" As the Oprah Show comes to its grand finale this week, I reflect upon that question, and the answer is a plain and simple… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows hotfix

Today we have released a update to Skype 5.3 for Windows. This is a bug-fixing update which is resolving some issues for the users of the Skype 5.3 previous release. You can start downloading it now. Please let us… Read more

Peace One Day talks on Skype for schools

Peace One Day's founder Jeremy Gilley will be meeting and speaking with school children from around the world over Skype video on a weekly basis to support the countdown to a Global Truce on Peace Day 21st September 2012. Peace… Read more

Creating a Musical Drama in Haiti via Skype

There's a growing realisation among teachers who use Skype that this versatile tool can be used to bring excitement to students in many new ways. We recently found out how few limitations exist in this new combination of technology and… Read more

Military Members Using Skype To Stay Connected

This Saturday, May 21, marks the United States Armed Forces Day. This holiday was established to recognize and thank our country's military members for their hard work and patriotic service overseas. Being thousands of miles away from home, we can… Read more

Reminder: keep Skype for Mac up to date

Last Friday, we switched on update notifications for the latest version of Skype for Mac. When you launch Skype or when you click Skype > Check for Updates…, you will see this: Click Update to download the new version. The… Read more

Skype Salutes Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week (May 16-20) kicks off today and we pause to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and the powerful impact made from small businesses across the country. Running a successful small business has always been hard and it is… Read more

Skype on Primetime Television

It was another big week of actors and singers talking about or using Skype on daytime and late night television. We loved when "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm and host Conan O'Brien joked about using Skype with President Obama this… Read more

Brain Based Learning over Skype works for Nepal Students

Time and again, we've discovered at Teach The World Online that students only improve when teaching methods are used which correspond with studies in neuroscience on how the brain learns. Two years ago, Lhamo Tsering a very smart 14 year-old… Read more

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