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New Skype 5.2 Update for Mac Brings Group Screen Sharing and Improved Multi-tasking

We are excited to announce that the Skype 5.2 update for Mac is now available for download. With this new update, Skype for Mac users can now share their screen during a group video call. While screen sharing is already… Read more

Top uses of Skype in the Classroom

Over 13,500 teachers are using Skype in the Classroom to find other teachers and classroom to partner with. We are pleased to have helped create a global community of like-minded teachers who are using technology to help their students learn… Read more

Skype 2.0 for Android hotfix: resolved issues with installing

Thank you all for the feedback provided on yesterday's Skype 2.0 for Android release. We are releasing a hotfix to address two main issues, please upgrade now via Android Market. Be sure to let us know how you like… Read more

Skype 2.0 for Android: Say hello to video calling

Today we have released a Skype 2.0 for Android, introducing Skype video calling to the Android Market. The main improvements over the previous version of Skype in the Skype 2.0 for Android are: Video calling Ability to send SMS… Read more

Smile! Skype for Android with video is here

We are excited to announce that you can now make video calls with the Skype for Android app and share the moments that matter most to you wherever you are. Skype for Android with video calling works over both Wi-Fi… Read more

Skype Support Network Update

Today, the Skype Community/Forums is taking the first step in a comprehensive overhaul that will see us breaking new ground to build our first integrated, multi-channel brand community. The former Community site will shift to a new platform, now called… Read more

Bringing Video to the Next Wave of Connected Devices

Late last year, the number of internet connected devices passed the 5 billion mark according to IMS research. It was around that time that the analyst firm predicted we'd connect 22 billion devices by 2020. So, what will be different… Read more

Win a group video call with your book club and best-selling author Meg Wolitzer

This week, MORE magazine and Skype announced an exciting contest for a chance to win a book club meeting with best-selling author Meg Wolitzer. Through Skype Group Video Calling, nine lucky book clubs across the United States will have the… Read more

Skype is in 'Da House

Being a Member of Congress means juggling a schedule that would be unthinkable for most of us. Members travel back and forth between Washington, D.C. and their home districts several times a month. This travel schedule has become more… Read more

A Victory for Innovators and Consumers: Net Neutrality in the Netherlands

Yesterday in the The Hague, the Dutch Parliament voted for amendments aimed at preventing mobile operators from blocking, or charging extra for, their customers' use of independent applications like Skype on their mobile phones. To most people, this sounds… Read more

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