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From Farm to Mug—Thanks to Skype


For Laila Ghambari, the 2014 United States barista champion,  it’s not even about the coffee. “I mean I enjoy coffee. I have one cup of coffee a day—and I make sure it’s a great one,” she smiles. “But coffee is a global commodity, and because of that—we’re everywhere.” She continues, “Skype allows us to be everywhere. … Read more

Skype for frequent flyers revisited

A year and a half doesn’t sound like a lot of time, but at the frantic pace of the age, it feels like a lifetime. I wrote up some Skype tips for frequent flyers around then and since then time (much like the post’s readers) has flown. One look at the screenshot in that post … Read more

JacksGap Swim with Sharks in the Bahamas


We recently partnered with JacksGap to create “Following Heart”  – a three part video series that captures powerful, real-life Skype enabled stories. In the second episode, launching today, Jack and Finn Harries venture to the small island of Bimini in the Bahamas. There they met Jillian Morris, a marine biologist who runs a shark conservation … Read more

Digging deep in the 2014 layout of Skype for Mac

Avatars side-by-side

You might have seen that last week I touched upon some frequently asked questions regarding the new Skype layout. They mostly focused on Skype for Windows desktop, so today I thought I’d take a moment to look at some of the options for controlling the layout in Skype for Mac. If you haven’t already got … Read more

Keeping in Touch is as Easy as Pie

Thanksgiving. Hanukkah. Kwanza. Christmas. Family traditions, like a good meal, are always better when shared. Sometimes overpriced flights, work, and weather can get in the way of holiday season sharing, but luckily we here at Skype have you covered. Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell says that, “Cooking is a social thing, so if more people … Read more

Skype and Western Union are working together to spread holiday cheer

Whether it’s getting that last minute flight home for the holidays or buying a few extra gifts this year, your friends and family will breathe a huge sigh of relief when you call to tell them the money’s on its way. Now the holidays will be even more festive with extra moments of togetherness courtesy … Read more

Date Night with Skype

The holidays are just around the corner—making time spent apart from your sweetie all the more sensitive. But don’t despair! With Skype as a third-party means of keeping in touch, you can hone in on your honey—no matter far away they are. After all—nothing says “Thinking of you,” like a sweet stream of texts, instant … Read more

Frankie Ballard: The Skype Six is a Helluva tour


My favorite part about what I do is being out on the road touring, I definitely feel more at home on the road than I do in Nashville. The energy is awesome.  Being out on tour makes me feel like I have a purpose. During the little downtime I have I usually work on the … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week


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)


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

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