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Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

Skype Acts As Conduit for Diverse Learners to Aid Students with Disabilities

College can be tough, especially between classes, study time, work and family obligations. It can be even tougher for those with additional challenges like a learning disability. Enter Diverse Learners — an organization that provides support services to university students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, mental health issues or other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia — … Read more

Boundaries Don’t Stop These Co-Workers Making Beautiful Things

When we first dreamed up the Skype Collaboration Project, one of the most inspiring brands we wanted to work with was Los Angeles-based Apolis. Their motto is “Advocacy through Industry,” and they believe in the power of business to make global change. The word apolis means ‘Global Citizen’ and they take that responsibility very seriously. … Read more

Hardware Tips for Great Skype Calls

For a lot of Skype users the next few days will be all about holiday celebrations and being with family near and far. Recently I wrote some tips on setting yourself up for a great Skype call and today I’d like to expand on that with tips for gearing up. Perfect timing for some last-minute … Read more

Like Fashion? Learn from the Experts With Skype!

Calling all aspiring fashion designers and creatives! Skype has enlisted top global fashion industry experts to participate in two group video calls – ‘The Spark’ and ‘Fashion & Technology’ as part of the Skype conversation series.  Anyone can watch and learn from these inspiring people. Fashion journalist & television personality Louise Roe hosts both calls; … Read more

Transform your Passions Into a Career

Mar Dixon is from a family of nine siblings and stepsiblings. She grew up with round-the-clock social interaction with her brothers and sisters. Hence, she became what Malcom Gladwell might classify as a “maven,” in that she can’t help herself but share useful information with those around her. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Mar was … Read more

Why a Top Travel Blogger Won’t Leave Home Without These 5 Things

In 2011, Shivya Nath planned a two-month sabbatical from work to quench her wanderlust by backpacking around Europe and visiting the Indian Himalayas. Unexpectedly, those two months turned into the beginning of a new career. This year, her travel blog, The Shooting Star, took home the honors of Best Indian Travel Blog. Shivya has positioned … Read more

Your Holiday Helper is Here!

‘Tis the season to get together with family and loved ones to feast, reflect and — of course — open gifts! However, according to a recent survey we conducted with Harris Interactive, not everyone will get to be “home for the holidays.” In fact, three-quarters (77%) of Americans will be traveling away from their homes … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.12 – Improved Stability and Performance

Today we’ve released version 6.12 of Skype for Mac. The release mainly focuses on improving stability and reducing crashes – whether you’re using instant messaging, on an audio call, or on a video call. We’ve also improved performance at launch time and made low-level changes which will reduce random crashes. Following the search improvement in … Read more

Emoticons: for Business or Pleasure?

Ah, emoticons. Our users tell us they love these irresistible little animated images. It’s true, they do add an element of fun, and they help convey sentiments often difficult to articulate in words. You can check out Skype’s emoticons “palette” by clicking on the smiley face on the lower right corner of a chat box. … Read more

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