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Boundaries Don’t Stop These Co-Workers Making Beautiful Things

When we first dreamed up the Skype Collaboration Project, one of the most inspiring brands we wanted to work with was Los Angeles-based Apolis. Their motto is “Advocacy through Industry,” and they believe in the power of business to make global change. The word apolis means ‘Global Citizen’ and they take that responsibility very seriously. … Read more

Hardware Tips for Great Skype Calls

For a lot of Skype users the next few days will be all about holiday celebrations and being with family near and far. Recently I wrote some tips on setting yourself up for a great Skype call and today I’d like to expand on that with tips for gearing up. Perfect timing for some last-minute … Read more

Like Fashion? Learn from the Experts With Skype!

Calling all aspiring fashion designers and creatives! Skype has enlisted top global fashion industry experts to participate in two group video calls – ‘The Spark’ and ‘Fashion & Technology’ as part of the Skype conversation series.  Anyone can watch and learn from these inspiring people. Fashion journalist & television personality Louise Roe hosts both calls; … Read more

Transform your Passions Into a Career

Mar Dixon is from a family of nine siblings and stepsiblings. She grew up with round-the-clock social interaction with her brothers and sisters. Hence, she became what Malcom Gladwell might classify as a “maven,” in that she can’t help herself but share useful information with those around her. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Mar was … Read more

Why a Top Travel Blogger Won’t Leave Home Without These 5 Things

In 2011, Shivya Nath planned a two-month sabbatical from work to quench her wanderlust by backpacking around Europe and visiting the Indian Himalayas. Unexpectedly, those two months turned into the beginning of a new career. This year, her travel blog, The Shooting Star, took home the honors of Best Indian Travel Blog. Shivya has positioned … Read more

Your Holiday Helper is Here!

‘Tis the season to get together with family and loved ones to feast, reflect and — of course — open gifts! However, according to a recent survey we conducted with Harris Interactive, not everyone will get to be “home for the holidays.” In fact, three-quarters (77%) of Americans will be traveling away from their homes … Read more

Skype for Mac 6.12 – Improved Stability and Performance

Today we’ve released version 6.12 of Skype for Mac. The release mainly focuses on improving stability and reducing crashes – whether you’re using instant messaging, on an audio call, or on a video call. We’ve also improved performance at launch time and made low-level changes which will reduce random crashes. Following the search improvement in … Read more

Emoticons: for Business or Pleasure?

Ah, emoticons. Our users tell us they love these irresistible little animated images. It’s true, they do add an element of fun, and they help convey sentiments often difficult to articulate in words. You can check out Skype’s emoticons “palette” by clicking on the smiley face on the lower right corner of a chat box. … Read more

I’ll Be Home for the Holidays, Thanks to Skype

As the Skype Correspondent, I constantly am jetting off to new adventures and events. I am so grateful to work in the industry I do, but my busy travel schedule (I’ll be in Miami, New York City and LA just this month) often keeps me away from my family. But, thanks to Skype, I won’t … Read more

Get the Family Together for the Holidays—Even When You’re Apart

With the holidays fast approaching, everyone’s thoughts turn to getting in touch with family. But it’s not always easy to get together when you want to. Plus, travel at this time of year is expensive and stressful. Who has the time for planning, packing, and standing in lines? And with all the money we spend … Read more

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