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Celebrating Small Business Saturday in the US

Small businesses are some of the most prolific Skype users – and certainly some of the savviest. They collaborate across borders, communicate with dispersed teams, reach new audiences and conduct business on-the-go, and all without breaking the bank. In honor of Small Business Saturday in the US on Nov. 30, entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz … Read more

The Road to Skype for Xbox One

Skype and Xbox came together to create a marriage of two divisions to bring communications to the living room. In July 2012, less than a year after Skype was acquired by Microsoft, the Skype team embarked on developing Skype for Xbox One. There were three core things we knew we needed to get right: performance, … Read more

Skype in the classroom and reddit Team Up for Teachers

During this time of year I always find myself reflecting back on the year that was.  As I look back at 2013 and remember the different ways we at Skype tried to give back and make life better for others, the recent “reddit gifts for the Teachers 2013” drive stands out as one of the … Read more

Use Skype to Boost Your Holiday Business

We’re closing in on the year’s end, and you know what that means….the holidays. Ahh, office parties, gift exchanges and the all-around merriment the season brings to workplaces of all types and sizes. We see many small businesses finding clever ways to integrate Skype into the spirit of the season, so we’d like to share … Read more

A new relationship for a better experience in China

We are excited to share that an updated version of Skype is now available for users in China through a new relationship. Today, Skype and Guangming Founder (GMF) announced a strategic partnership to deliver Skype across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile devices. Skype has been at the forefront of changing the way people communicate … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.11 – Find Content More Easily with Improved Search

We have released Skype for Mac 6.11. We focused on quality in this release, with fixes for several different crashes and hangs reported to us by users. We also fixed a host of other bugs, including: Full-text search of messages with Unicode characters was failing on 10.6. Infinite scrolling was sometimes broken on Mavericks. A … Read more

Around the world in 6 days: a teacher’s journey with Skype in the classroom

A guest blog post written by 5th grade teacher Arin Kress from Park Street Intermediate School, Grove City, Ohio As educators, we challenge our students everyday, so why not create challenges for ourselves in the process? One of the biggest challenges I created for myself this school year involved Skype in the classroom. Skype in … Read more

Travel More, Travel Less with Skype

The more I talk with Skype’s small-business and entrepreneurial users, the more I’m aware of an interesting tug-of-war of sorts. I call it the “travel more” vs. “travel less” benefit. What’s that mean? Well, for every person who tells me she loves Skype because she can be on the road frequently and remain seamlessly connected … Read more

Get The Best of Skype on Xbox One

Welcome to the wonderful world of Skype on Xbox One. Whether you’re a movie fanatic, TV guru or elite gamer, you can now share your passion with your family and friends right in your living room. So you can get the very best of Skype, we are offering six months of free group video calling … Read more

Skype Click to Call No Longer Available for Safari

Due to changes in the new Mac OS X Mavericks, the Skype Click to Call plugin is no longer compatible with the Safari (Mac) browser and we need to stop distributing it temporarily. What do I need to do if I already have the plugin installed? You can continue using it as before. However, if … Read more

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