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Skype for Linux Alpha and calling on Chrome and Chromebooks

Introducing Skype for Linux Alpha

Today, we’re pleased to announce the launch of the Alpha version of a new Skype for Linux client. This release reaffirms our commitment to an important group of people—the Linux community. At 7am PST / 14:00 UTC today, we’ll be hosting a Q&A between Linux users and our Engineering team to launch Skype for Linux … Read more

Shoot the Future: A winner is coming. Interview with Oliver Butler

Oliver Butler from Game of Thrones and one of the judges of the Shoot the Future competition

Skype in Media’s Shoot The Future competition is on the search for the next big thing in video content—a concept that will inspire, get people talking and be shared by people the world over. Whether it’s a new spin on the reality genre, a short documentary, or even an idea for an online series of … Read more

Exciting news for Linux users

Skype Community Q&A

Tune into the Skype Community Q&A on July 13 at 7am PST / 3pm GMT to learn more! Read more

Skype Bot developer update: cards, groups and more

Skype Bots framework update

Since the Skype Bot Platform was announced at Build in March we’ve had over 30,000 developers start building bots. Today we’re excited to announce some great new features for bot developers with the latest update of the Microsoft Bot Framework. Groups Make Skype Bots that are more productive—or just entertaining—for groups of users. Bots can now … Read more

Shortening the distance between home and traveling abroad

Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism was selling tours of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy

Tara Cappel has a passion for travel. So much so that she started her own travel company called For The Love Of Travel to make it easier for busy, career-oriented young people to experience the mind-opening benefits of travel while still having a full-time job. Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism … Read more

Halo fan? Get in on “The Arena” group chat

We’re teaming up with ESL Gaming and Halo

With livestreaming bringing gaming to all new heights, we’re teaming up with ESL Gaming and Halo, and inviting fans to join us and get even closer to all the action of this year’s Halo Championship Series: Pro League. Fresh from exclusive chats with two of the best Pro League players, Optic Maniac and Renegades Ninja, … Read more

New improved photo, video and document sharing on Skype

Skype cloud file sharing

Millions of people use Skype to send holiday photos, videos, and documents every day, making file sharing one of Skype’s most popular features. As part of our mission to modernize Skype, we’re pleased to announce some improvements to this feature, making it easier to use and more reliable for everyone, on every device. Share, even … Read more

Introducing free Skype Meetings

Introducing free Skype Meetings

We always love hearing about the original ways you use Skype and have noticed that quite a few of you use our technology to run meetings for your small business. Today, we’re excited to introduce a new meeting solution for small businesses in the U.S.: Skype Meetings. For all the details, please head over to … Read more

On trend and always online. Skype meets a virtual fashion stylist

An example of one of Mia’s interior projects shot by Kiersten Ladzinski

“A girl should be two things… classy and fabulous.” — Coco Chanel Founder of Mia Collins Design, Mia is a personal stylist and interior designer who has a passion for all things to do with fashion. We were especially intrigued with the way she consults clients over Skype—helping to inject wardrobes with new life, create … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month – Highlights (June 2016)

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2016)

Whether you’re reuniting with someone special or learning from the experts, Skype makes it simple to bring a faraway loved one into your home or an elusive guest speaker into your classroom. When distance is no longer an obstacle, it’s truly limitless just how much we can learn from and about one another. Over the … Read more

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