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Skype Moments of the Week

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Halloween is the only day of the year where you can become anyone or anything – including your favorite Skype emoticon. When we saw the creative ways people were using Skype to heighten their Halloween 2014 festivities, we couldn’t help but feature some of our favorites as Skype Moments of the week. The Partners of … Read more

Please welcome Skype for Web (Beta)

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Skype has been breaking down barriers to communication for more than a decade by being at the forefront of real-time voice and video. In this time we’ve made Skype available on computers, mobile phones, TVs and even games consoles. Expanding to different platforms has helped us grow to over 2 billion daily minutes (that’s over 33 … Read more

Talking food on Skype

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Skype Food Ambassador Tom Le Mesurier is an expat living in Brazil. Originally from England, he moved to South America after meeting the love of his life. Fascinated by Brazil’s food and culture, he founded the local food blog, Eat Rio. Tom shares his passion for food and his adopted home city by giving food … Read more

Getting to grips with the 2014 Skype layout

A few weeks ago I told you about instant message formatting, one exciting new feature of the updated layout of Skype for Windows desktop and Skype for Mac. I didn’t go into any further detail at the time because I wasn’t sure what hurdles, if any, you might run into. Since then I’ve been listening … Read more

Video Message Truth or Dare with Skype Sci-Fi Ambassador

Watch out, truth or dare isn’t reserved for middle school slumber parties any more. Your next dare might be coming to a mobile device near you. Recently, Skype’s bold Sci-fi Ambassador  Jonathan London, managed to take truth or dare to the comic convention floor with the help of Skype in between writing the Miami Vice … Read more

Introducing Skype for Business

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Yesterday we kicked off a global conversation about how Microsoft is reinventing productivity—across the board—to create a world where people can truly make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. Connecting people across all of life’s moments – to talk, to share, to collaborate – is at the heart of helping people … Read more

Skype Qik gives fans a chance to get closer to their favorite vloggers

A few weeks ago, we launched Skype Qik – a new video messaging app centered around sharing moments spontaneously with your circle of friends. Now, vloggers Connor Franta and Miranda Sings are giving fans the chance to win a fun-filled day that they personally planned and directed. Two lucky winners will receive a Qik message from … Read more

Skype Moments of the week

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What makes true friends so important to our lives? They love us no matter what. They’re the first to celebrate our victories and the last to leave our side during defeat. Good pals (including the furry, feathered and four-legged ones) are a rare find. That’s why this week we’re celebrating friendships made stronger with Skype. … Read more

The 9 Key Ingredients to the Smallpools’ Skype Six Tour

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1) Rehearse New Songs & Create Set List! For the past year & a half as a band we’ve been on the road non-stop. During our off time, we’d have to go right into the studio to work on the album, so we never really had the time (or material) to fully develop a new … Read more

Skype in the Classroom Teacher takes students on an inter-planetary field trip

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Erik McFarland is an 8th grade science teacher and recently took his students on the trip of a lifetime with Skype in the Classroom. Here is his story. I had the wonderful opportunity to do research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California as part of a program that gave teachers scientific research experience. … Read more

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