Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Partnership with Children holds Conflict Resolution 'Summit" between High Schools in Detroit and NYC thanks to Skype

Effective education requires not just teachers who are prepared to teach, but students whose hearts and minds are open and ready to learn. For many children living in poverty, the daily circumstances of their lives can hinder this readiness -whether… Read more

Hello!

With Peter's passing of the torch, I wanted to introduce myself as Skype's new Head of Social Media. I've been at Skype for the last four years working on the PR team and have supported our social media efforts since… Read more

Skype's Take on Vishing (Voice Phishing)

Skype is aware of so-called ‘vishing’ (or voice phishing) attacks, where a recorded call is made to a person to try and coax them to do something, like share personal information via phone or visit a Web site to download… Read more

Skype for Mac Chat Style Competition – stage 1 winners announced!

In late March, we announced our first-ever competition allowing users to submit their ideas for a new Skype for Mac chat style. While there is still time for you to show your creative side and submit your designs for a… Read more

Skype Terms of Use Updated

We've made some important changes to the Skype EULA, Skype Terms of Service, Skype.com Terms of Use. These three documents have been combined into a single streamlined document 'Skype Terms of Use', which we hope you will find simpler and… Read more

School2Home teaches parents about digital literacy with Skype

On June 7th, teachers, parents and students were recognized for their hard work and help in developing School2Home, a model technology immersion program designed to close the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide in California. The program has 10 core… Read more

Skype Premium Just Got Better

For business or pleasure, Skype Premium continues to provide new ways to keep in touch with the important people in your life. In addition to Group Video Calling, our 3 and 12 month Premium subscriptions now also include unlimited* calling… Read more

Skype joins forces with TELUS to bring affordable international calling rates to customers in Canada

I'm happy to announce that we've signed an agreement with TELUS, Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G network, to bring Skype's affordable international calling rates to customers across Canada. We know that you want to take your Skype conversations with you on… Read more

Shopping Goes Digital with Video Calling

For those of us who hate crowded shopping malls, or simply can't sneak away from our desks to shop, online shopping is a godsend. But what about those of us who don't have time to shop, but don't have the… Read more

Passing the torch

I started blogging for Skype way back in 2007, and took over the reins as 'blogger-in-chief' in 2008. Now it's time to pass the torch once again, this time to my colleague Jennifer Caukin. She's no stranger to readers of… Read more

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