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Rewriting the Rules of Book Tours with Skype

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You might remember author Nomi Eve from our 5 ways Skype can help simplify your life post. Here’s an in-depth look at how she’s using Skype to gain new readers.   Early on, author Nomi Eve learned one of the cardinal rules of book publishing: meet your readers. That’s why, in 2014, to help promote her novel Henna … Read more

It’s nearly the final whistle for The Football Republic and Skype’s Pundit Pursuit

They’re the ones who live, breathe and sleep soccer. The ones who know every detail of the offside rule. The people who think about soccer every second of every single day. And they’re also the ones who took part in our Pundit Pursuit — our search for fresh new presenters for some of YouTube’s biggest … Read more

Skype 7.11 for Mac

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.11 for Mac. The key fixed issue and known issue include: Fixed Issue Category Description Video Messaging Fixed an issue causing some video messages to not play back with sound. Known Issue Category Description Current Workaround Messaging Sometimes Skype crashes on quit. n/a. We are working on resolving the … Read more

Skype Helps Friends Reduce the Stigma around Mental Illness

Meet Martin Baker and Fran Houston. While living on different continents, these best friends have found a way to work together to ignite conversations and help reduce the stigma around mental illness. Here, Martin explains how they’re using Skype to do it. You can also follow their journey on their website, Facebook, and Twitter. Despite … Read more

Making School Life Easier with Skype

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Skype in the Classroom enables you to bring the entire world into your lessons through calls to experts, classes in other countries and more. But even when you’re not in the classroom, Skype has a lot of features to make school life easier. So, with a new school year coming up fast, let’s look at … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Google Search that Made the CIA Spy on the US Senate

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In July of 2014, senators Dianne Feinstein and Saxby Chambliss, chairwoman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, received a letter from the CIA director admitting the CIA had hacked into a computer network used by Senate committee staffers to research the CIA’s torture program. Initially, the CIA denied that the search of the Senate’s computer network … Read more

Travel Blogger Kristen Kellogg Takes Skype’s Instagram on a Caribbean Excursion

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Travel blogger and filmmaker Kristen Kellogg is the founder of the wanderlust website Border Free Travels. For one weekend, this wayfaring storyteller took our Instagram on a journey to the island of Anguilla for a travel bloggers conference and all the sun, sand and adventure that came with it. Before arriving on the island, she … Read more

Skype 5.10 for Android: Express Yourself in New Ways

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At Skype we take your feedback to heart and continuously make updates to improve your Skype experience. Today in Skype 5.10 for Android, we’re bringing you new ways to express yourself. Personalize your ringtone Customize incoming call sounds for a contact by selecting a ringtone from your device. In a conversation, tap the lower right and select “Ringtone … Read more

Capes, Geeks & Skype – Two Skype Sci-Fi Fans Take Their Passion to London

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This July Skype advocates Richey Marshall and David Molofsky took on all the cosplay madness that was the London Film & Comic Con, bringing sci-fi fans along for the ride through a Skype group chat. If you didn’t get a chance to see it all live, here are the highlights… Richey’s first mission was to … Read more

When Psychologists Use Skype

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A few weeks ago we highlighted 5 ways Skype can help simplify your life. In one of them we introduced you to Dr Joseph Burgo and today we are bringing you the in-depth story.   The life of a psychotherapist isn’t all leather couches and wood-paneled offices. Even after years of schooling, keeping a steady or growing … Read more

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