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Teens Get Scoop on Simon Cowell Through Vloggers & Video Messaging

Talent judge Simon Cowell faced a tough examination when YouTube stars Joe Sugg and Meghan Camarena asked their teen fans in the US and UK to send in questions for the music mogul using Skype video messaging. In a wide-ranging interview at Simon’s LA mansion, it quickly became apparent that the new Skype feature is … Read more

Skype Around the World

The world sometimes seems like a really small place – with just a click of a mouse we can be on a video call with a friend across the world. Or in less than a day, we can get on a plane and be on the opposite side of the globe. But even though the … Read more

A Who’s Who of Most Interesting Skype Users

Fab, funny, royal, inspirational and worldly people have relied on Skype for personal, business and educational reasons. Check out some of the most interesting people who have used Skype over the past 10 years. Oprah Winfrey When the “Queen of Talk” used Skype to set up video calling for her series discussing Eckhart Tolle’s book, … Read more

10 Questions Answered for Skype’s 10th Anniversary

My my, how time flies when you’re having fun! Ten years ago, in Estonia, a small group of people started something really big. They started a journey which, so far, has taken us to the top of Mount Everest, the Arctic and around the world on a daily basis. Next week marks Skype’s tenth anniversary … Read more

Celebrating Skype for Outlook.com in the US

Over the last few months, we’ve been working hard to deliver the preview version of Skype for Outlook.com to countries across the globe, including the United Kingdom, Brazil, Canada and more. Today, we’re celebrating the availability of a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com in the US! The Skype for Outlook.com preview makes it easy … Read more

Running a Business Out of a Backpack

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Mike Michalowicz is the well-known author of business books The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, is a regular contributor to Entrepreneur magazine and American Express’s “Open Forum” blog series, and has appeared as an entrepreneurship expert on a number of television news programs. It was a dark and stormy night.  For real.  I’m … Read more

Skype Joins the Windows 8.1 Start Screen Line-Up

Skype will be front-and-center in Windows 8.1 – from the very first time you turn on your PC! We’re thrilled to announce that Skype will join the powerful offering of apps and services built-into Windows 8.1. This is fantastic news for both Skype and Windows users. Now you don’t have to download your favorite app to stay in … Read more

Cooking Up Business with Skype

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Here on the Workspace blog, we talk about ways to improve your business and professional life with the help of technology. We believe nearly any business can benefit by offering virtual services, whether it helps you reach new clients, open a new line of business or simply live life the way you want. With that … Read more

How to Identify and Avoid New “Phishing” Scams

Your online security is important to Skype. Though no matter how much we do on our end, it’s also essential for you, as a Skype user, to stay vigilant and check the Skype Community if you suspect a scam. Last year, we published a blog on how to identify and avoid “phishing” scams. In these all-to-common online swindles, … Read more

Make a Splash: Pippa Shares How to Give a Surfer-Style Makeover!

Skype Correspondent Jason Zone Fisher goes from beach bum to surfer dude with a style refresh, courtesy of Lifestyle Expert Pippa Lord and surf-style authorities, the Faherty Brothers. Surfing is hotter than ever this summer, but even if you don’t know how to hang 10, you still can create a stylish wave. Pippa chatted with Mike and … Read more

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