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Five Tips for the Ultimate Mobile Entrepreneur

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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. Ah, technology. One of the most exciting (and enabling) things … Read more

Skype in the classroom Cures Summeritis in Kids

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As the school year winds down, ‘summeritis’ is hitting classrooms across the country. The symptoms include restless kids, a lack of attention, and a longing to be outside. Luckily, there is an Rx. Field trips and virtual visitors are a perfect way for teachers to sneak in some education without kids picking up on it. … Read more

Skype for Windows 8 Gets Enhanced HD Video Support

We’ve released new version of Skype for Windows 8 that improves your high definition (HD) video and sharing experience. Read more specifics about the update below: Enhanced HD Video Support We’ve added support for HD video in select scenarios. Depending on the sender’s camera, available network bandwidth and the receiver’s setup on x86 devices, callers … Read more

What’s it Like to Work for Vogue? Syracuse Students Get the Inside Scoop!

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Most college students would do (almost) anything for a chance to talk to experts in their field. After all, nothing beats that kind of real world contact. For the lucky kids in Zandile Blay’s Fashion and Beauty Journalism course at Syracuse University, Skype makes it happen – helping Blay bring journalists from Vogue, Marie Claire, The … Read more

3 Questions for the World’s Most Tech Savvy Professor

Virginia Tech Professor, John Boyer, may look the part with his pipe and array of sport coats, but the average academic doesn’t have a digital alter-ego named The Plaid Avenger. What truly makes this Geography professor stand out is his mission to “motivate, educate, and inspire students to be fully engaged in the rapidly globalizing 21st … Read more

Skype and Windows Phone 8: A Match Made in Heaven

Skype for Windows Phone 8 is one of the most beautiful ways to enjoy the Skype experience. If you have a Windows Phone 8 device and haven’t installed Skype on it yet, you can get it in the app store. If you’re new to Skype on Windows Phone or you’re not sure you’re getting the most … Read more

Skype and Lync: Connecting the Living Room to the Board Room

Today, we’re excited to announce Skype and Lync customers around the world are now able to connect with each other from across these platforms. With Lync-Skype connectivity, Skype users will now be able to reach a broader network of colleagues, partners and customers who are using Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications platform, connecting them into organizations … Read more

Globetrotting Entrepreneur Grows Business Remotely, With Skype

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For entrepreneur Amy McIlwain, Skype means freedom to pursue her passions, both for business and for travel. “My goal is to be able to live and work anywhere in the world,” McIlwain says. “With tools like Skype I’m able to do that.” Coming from an advertising background in the B2B space, McIlwain parlayed her contacts … Read more

A U.S. Senator Goes Back to School

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When was the last time a U.S. Senator visited your classroom? For fifth graders at J.S. Clark Leadership Academy in Louisiana, a civics lesson came to life via a Skype video call with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu, a proponent of charter schools like J.S. Clark, held ‘virtual classrooms’ with a number of schools during … Read more

Soldier Never Misses a Moment with Digital Daddy Time

On Christmas morning, Julie McGhee had her young sons hold off on opening their presents. Their dad, Jeff, was serving overseas and struggling with missing out on all the precious family moments, from holidays to first steps. This holiday, however, would be different. With a little help from Skype, Jeff watched as his kids tore open each … Read more

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