Skype Blogs

Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Join us on June 21-22 for a bot hackathon at Skype Palo Alto!

Skype star emoticon

At the annual //build conference a few months ago Microsoft launched its bot platform. Bots built using our development tools and AI services enable natural language interaction with hundreds of millions of users across Skype and other services, and do everything from telling jokes to answering questions to booking travel. Since then, there have been … Read more

Skincare faces the future with Skype

Face the Future uses Skype for skin care consultations

Skype is all about face-to-face communication with the ones you love. In fact, since we launched, we’ve been inspired and driven to innovate and evolve our services through bringing people closer to each other, no matter where they happen to be. And lately, we’ve been amazed to read about inventive ways that people use our … Read more

Sharks4Kids and Skype in the Classroom celebrate World Oceans Day

A very hands on approach to learning about sharks

Today, in celebration of World Oceans Day, we have caught up with Jillian Morris from Sharks4Kids to find out about the ingenious way they’ve used Skype in the Classroom to connect to over 40,000 students since 2013, and educate them about the importance of sharks in the balance of the oceans’ ecosystems. OK, so when … Read more

We came, we saw, we loved every minute of X Games Austin 2016

Curren Caples competing in Toyota Skateboard Park Men's (Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images)

X Games Austin is officially done and dusted but we’re re-living some of the highlights. From rain to shine, the weekend was HUGE and packed with all the greatness we’ve come to expect from this annual summer event. Leticia Bufoni during practice for Skateboard Street Women’s (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ ESPN Images) On the … Read more

Shoot the Future: interview with content queen YesJulz

YesJulz, one of the judges of the Shoot the Future contest

A few weeks ago, Skype in Media launched the Shoot the Future contest, encouraging aspiring and professional content creators to submit creative ideas (by June 27) that incorporate the power of Skype. The winner will receive $20,000 to fund their project, as well as expert guidance from social media queen YesJulz, actor and rapper Ice-T, … Read more

Celebrate World Oceans Day with Skype and GoNoodle

Celebrating World Oceans Day with Skype in the Classroom

Skype in the Classroom is making waves this World Oceans Day with a big announcement: we’re teaming up with our friends at GoNoodle for a LIVE underwater adventure all about keeping our oceans healthy. GoNoodle is a program that gets kids moving to be their strongest, bravest, silliest, smartest selves. Over 500,000 teachers (including many … Read more

Mitahato Teaching Farm: local solutions for global challenges

Students in India created a globe with seeds and veggies

The Mitahato Education and Development Fund (MEDF), founded in April 2013 is the parent organization of the Teaching Farm in Mitahato, Kenya. Their mission to promote sustainable livelihoods and food security for smallholder farmers has grown to impact rural communities both in Kenya and around the world through specific skills training at their ¼ acre … Read more

Introducing the newest (and laziest) member of the Skype emoticon family

Sloth - the winner of the "Suggest an emoticon" campaign

We’ve been working really hard to bring you a very laid back way to express yourself. If you follow us on Twitter, you may have noticed our #SkypeSuggestion campaign over the past few weeks—your chance to tell us new ideas for your dream emoticon. We were overwhelmed and thrilled with the amount of suggestions you submitted. … Read more

Introducing Power Women Mojis and Emoticons

Introducing Power Women Mojis and emoticons

Stop and take a minute to think about the people who inspire you—from friends and family, to coworkers, to world leaders, activists, athletes and celebrities. We’re willing to take a bet that, like ours does, your list includes some pretty impressive women. At Skype, we love celebrating great people, characters, and emotions through our content … Read more

Liverpool Ladies FC stars chat to a lucky fan on Skype

Gemma Bonner and Rosie White

When Skype partnered up with Liverpool FC, our main aim was to bring fans closer to the things they love the most. Things like exclusive LFC competitions, the latest news and, basically, everything about their beloved club. And using Skype, they can get closer to their team from anywhere and on any device. Recently, we … Read more

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