Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Skype 2.2 beta for Linux update

We have released Skype 2.2 beta for Linux. With this update we fixed the problem which affected sign in last week. We have also reduced Skype's CPU usage when making video calls. Start downloading the new build now. Give… Read more

As the G8 talks Net, the Netherlands decides to protect Net Neutrality in law

This week I was at the "eG8 Forum" in Paris. Many leading figures of the Internet world spoke at this event leading up to the meeting of the world's 8 leading economies, including Skype's co-founder Niklas Zennström. Another Internet… Read more

Breaking down the barriers, one standard at a time

While video is clearly a pervasive form of communication – both in our personal and professional lives, there are still barriers to be addressed before it can become even more inclusive. Jonathan Rosenberg recently addressed some of the challenges to… Read more

EasyBits Update for Skype Extras Manager

It has come to our attention that concerns have been expressed from Skype users over the update delivered to Skype Extras for Windows by Easybits software. The software is provided by our partner EasyBits, and is part of the Skype… Read more

Skype mobile now available on more Verizon devices

Do you want to take advantage of Skype mobile™ on your Verizon device, but not sure if it's available? Great news; you can now get Skype mobile™ on the Droid X2, Samsung Gem, CASIO G'zOne Commando and the Droid Incredible… Read more

Skype 5.1 for Mac hotfix – Resolved Skype crashing on startup for small number of users

We have just released a hotfix to Skype 5.1 for Mac, with this hotfix we are resolving a startup crash for people who were affected by yesterdays Skype issues, for more info go to our Heartbeat site. Start downloading… Read more

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