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Skype gives Guardians of the Galaxy fans an out-of-this-world experience

For a die-hard Marvel fan, waiting for the next film to come out can feel like a lifetime. Thanks to a little help from Skype, not only did fans of Guardians of the Galaxy get to see the movie long before its release, they also got closer than they ever thought possible to the cast … Read more

Bringing photo sharing to Skype for Windows Phone 8.1 and Windows Phone 8

Earlier this year we told you about the ways we’re working to enhance our users’ chat experience on Skype, like improving push notifications and synchronising read messages across devices.  Right now, building great picture sharing capabilities is high on our list of priorities, and we’re excited to announce the feature will start rolling out to … Read more

Taking a work call on vacation? If you must, make it easy.

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Vacation is precious. It’s wonderful to let the cares of work slip away to spend special time with your friends and family. But sometimes you just have to sneak away from the fun to take a work call. Maybe your family is just getting to be a little bit too much or you don’t think … Read more

Top 7 ways to keep in touch with your college kid

Just because your college student has finally flown the nest doesn’t mean you have to give up on being part of their day-to-day lives. While studying and socializing are sure to keep their schedule packed, there are plenty of ways to touch base and shower your scholar with love and support. The following list features … Read more

Skype and Acer send fans on virtual adventures (and one real one)

The everyday grind can be monotonous. That’s why Skype is teaming up with Acer to bring intrigue to the daily lives of fans with an online scavenger hunt filled with prizes and adventure. From July 30th through September 12th, those looking to break their mundane routine can add AcerExplorer3 on Skype to begin their virtual … Read more

Skype brings Turnpike Troubadours and their fans together

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Even if you’re sitting front and center during a concert, there’s still a barrier between the fans and the band. That’s why we decided to bridge that barrier by helping give fans of Oklahoma’s Turnpike Troubadours an exclusive backstage experience. While bringing some country twang to the Ones to Watch with Skype tour, the Turnpike … Read more

You’ve got mail – how to update your contact email address on Skype

Here at Skype we’re serious about keeping people connected. It’s pretty much our raison d’etre. Whether it’s through instant messages, video calls, voicemails or video messages, we believe that having the right way to deliver your message is crucial to keeping your nearest and dearest close to you. We also like to stay connected with … Read more

3 tools to help entrepreneurs get off the ground

At Skype, we know how daunting the path from idea to launch can be for a business owner. Even when you have an incredible idea, you can get stuck trying to figure out the answers to tough questions, such as: who can I turn to for advice, especially when I need it most? Where can … Read more

Because I’m (happy) – having fun with Skype emoticons

Anyone who knows me well, knows that I enjoy a bit of Skype-based tomfoolery from time to time. Everybody needs to let their hair down once in a while, even this guy: Emoticons are a great way of having some fun with Skype. You can use them to express your every mood, whether you’re (happy), … Read more

Join the mayhem for a chance to win an Xbox One

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to compete against your best friend in an epic game-off? That’s exactly what internet comedy duo Jake and Amir will be doing during Level 48. The rules – 2 days, 5 games, and Skype on Xbox One as their only contact with the outside world. The kicker – the fans decide what happens … Read more

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