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ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on the Flint water crisis

VICE News

In the midst of a crippling water crisis in the city of Flint, protestors gathered on the steps of the Michigan State Capitol building calling for the removal of Governor Rick Snyder who many feel has ignored the crisis for far too long. Armed with a cooler of bottled water labeled “Flint Water,” protestors expressed … Read more

Top tips for best audio quality

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A few months ago, we published a blog post on Skype call quality on mobile devices, and highlighted a list of the top-rated devices to use with Skype. Today we’d like to dive a little deeper into what you can do to improve the audio quality of your Skype calls by using USB and Bluetooth accessories. According … Read more

Antarctica calling

Skype in the Classroom

Not every day do you open your inbox and find an email from Antarctica — let alone get a Skype video call from Antarctica. But thanks to the work of Jean Pennycook, educator and Antarctica researcher, classrooms around the globe have had the chance to go on virtual field trips to Earth’s southernmost continent. With … Read more

The North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences brings science to life with Skype

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Since its launch in 2009, Skype in the Classroom has been a great way to create original and memorable learning experiences with teachers from all around the world – allowing students to encounter new experiences, meet new people, talk to experts and share ideas. We recently spoke to Kaytee Smith, Coordinator of e-Learning at the … Read more

To our gamers: IP will now be hidden by default in latest update

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Skype is fully committed to delivering as safe and secure of an experience as possible to our customers. We have recently introduced the ability to hide a Skype user’s IP address and we’ve set this as a default status in the latest versions of Skype. Starting with this update to Skype and moving forward, your … Read more

Be more productive on your phone with Skype for Android

Skype for Android

At Skype, we’re always trying to make it easier to help you stay closer with to your friends and family. We already have tools that make it easier for you to collaborate, such as group instant messaging, group video calls (coming soon to mobile), and file sharing. Today we’re excited to launch new features that … Read more

Get closer to your action sporting heroes with Skype at X Games Aspen 2016

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X Games are back for 2016 — and so are we. Skype is excited and proud to be going to Aspen to share the thrills, the gossip and the behind the scenes fun. This year, we plan to get you guys closer to the excitement and hang out with some of your favorite riders such … Read more

A simple way to inspire your workout buddies over a group video call

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Whether you want to start a dance class, get together a book club, or even take a boxing lesson — it’s simple with Skype: just create a group chat and send a unique link to anyone you want via Facebook, WhatsApp, Messenger, Twitter or email. Even if they’re not in your Skype contacts or don’t … Read more

A big prize for little Kopites — Win a Mascot day with Skype and Liverpool FC

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You may have heard recently about Skype partnering up with Liverpool Football Club. We’re so proud to be part of this winning team and also to join one of football’s greatest families. Our aim is to bring every LFC fan closer to all the action and connect with their favorite team from wherever they may … Read more

Skype integration for Slack now available for preview

Skype Slack integration

At Skype, we are committed to breaking down communication barriers and getting the world talking. This is why we make Skype available on multiple platforms and continue to explore more ways to help you stay connected. Today we’re releasing a preview version of Skype integration for Slack that lets teams on Slack easily make a … Read more

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