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Officemates OOO Over the Holidays? Skype Can Help

During the holiday season, you may find your employees, co-workers and yes…yourself … away from the office more than usual.  Some people spend time with far-flung family and work remotely, or they’re in transit frequently to various personal and professional commitments. I want to share a few of my favorite ways Skype can help smooth … Read more

Skype Announces “The Skype Collaboration Project” and Details Victoria Beckham Partnership

Today we’re proud to launch The Skype Collaboration Project, an online destination that focuses on the intersection between technology and creative industries. Our project shines a spotlight on creative talent, including celebrated British fashion designer Victoria Beckham. Skype has always championed innovators, celebrated bringing new ideas to life, and explored new ways of thinking. With … Read more

Couple Runs Length of South America for Environment

British couple, David and Katharine Lowrie, recently became the first spouses to run the length of South America together with Katharine claiming the title of the first woman to ever accomplish the feat. Their 5000 Mile Project was an epic, unsupported run from the bottom of Chile to the top of Venezuela (with a few … Read more

Elderly Sisters Reunited After 30 Years via Skype

87-year-old Mary Helen and her sister, Betty, have always enjoyed a close relationship even though they live over 1,500 miles apart. They speak on the phone with some frequency, but, due to finances and – more recently – health issues, they had not seen each other for some 30 years. Mary Helen, a stroke survivor, … Read more

Celebrating Small Business Saturday in the US

Small businesses are some of the most prolific Skype users – and certainly some of the savviest. They collaborate across borders, communicate with dispersed teams, reach new audiences and conduct business on-the-go, and all without breaking the bank. In honor of Small Business Saturday in the US on Nov. 30, entrepreneur and author Mike Michalowicz … Read more

The Road to Skype for Xbox One

Skype and Xbox came together to create a marriage of two divisions to bring communications to the living room. In July 2012, less than a year after Skype was acquired by Microsoft, the Skype team embarked on developing Skype for Xbox One. There were three core things we knew we needed to get right: performance, … Read more

Skype in the classroom and reddit Team Up for Teachers

During this time of year I always find myself reflecting back on the year that was.  As I look back at 2013 and remember the different ways we at Skype tried to give back and make life better for others, the recent “reddit gifts for the Teachers 2013” drive stands out as one of the … Read more

Use Skype to Boost Your Holiday Business

We’re closing in on the year’s end, and you know what that means….the holidays. Ahh, office parties, gift exchanges and the all-around merriment the season brings to workplaces of all types and sizes. We see many small businesses finding clever ways to integrate Skype into the spirit of the season, so we’d like to share … Read more

A new relationship for a better experience in China

We are excited to share that an updated version of Skype is now available for users in China through a new relationship. Today, Skype and Guangming Founder (GMF) announced a strategic partnership to deliver Skype across multiple platforms, including PCs and mobile devices. Skype has been at the forefront of changing the way people communicate … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.11 – Find Content More Easily with Improved Search

We have released Skype for Mac 6.11. We focused on quality in this release, with fixes for several different crashes and hangs reported to us by users. We also fixed a host of other bugs, including: Full-text search of messages with Unicode characters was failing on 10.6. Infinite scrolling was sometimes broken on Mavericks. A … Read more

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