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Sharing the Frendly Gathering music festival with new and old frends

Skype gives fans a behind the scenes look into the Frendly Gathering Music Festival

Over the weekend music fans used Skype to give fellow fans a behind-the-scenes look into the 6th annual Frendly Gathering music festival. Frendly Gathering was founded by professional snowboarders Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis. Their mission was to create an inclusive musical event for their frends and guests, where there is no “I” in “Frends.” … Read more

Combining the ancient art of feng shui with Skype technology

Dana Claudat

Feng shui is the practice of harmonizing people with their environment—an ancient art often used to orient buildings and also spiritual structures such as tombs. These days it is still being used by people to bring harmony and good fortune to their homes. We found out how Dana Claudat, a renowned interior designer and founder … Read more

“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

One of the Grannies reads to children

A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group of 100 active e-mediators. We recently … Read more

How to share your location with Skype for mobile

Share your location with Skype for mobile

Video calling, voice calling, instant messaging or video messages… connecting people is our raison d’être. And lately you might have noticed yet another way to get connected with people that matter to you: location sharing. Now you can boast about the location of your exotic vacation to your colleagues stuck back at the office, find … Read more

Skype in Media Shoots the Future, as well as the breeze, with Ice T

Rapper Ice T, one of the 3 judges on the Shoot the Future competition

Skype in Media’s Shoot the Future competition is on the search for up and coming, hot new talent in the world of content creation. Whether it’s a fantasy from the deepest realms of your imagination, a new take on the reality show genre, or maybe an enthralling short story idea that everyone will be talking … Read more

Skype’s headed to the Frendly Gathering music festival

Frendly Gathering

This summer Skype is once again joining forces with the Frendly Gathering music festival for a three-day celebration of friendship, music and nature, June 23rd–25th at Timber Ridge Resort in Windham, Vermont. Founded just a few years ago by Pro Snowboarders Danny Davis and Jack Mitrani, Frendly Gathering is growing bigger and bigger each year … Read more

Fashion gets a high tech makeover with Skype

Fashion Stylist Hillary Cooper

More and more small businesses are using Skype to reach a far wider audience beyond their geographic location. From portrait painters to beauticians, people are finding that using video calling is a great way to expand and diversify—while still maintaining a service that’s every bit as personal as a face-to-face interaction. Recently, we’ve noticed that … Read more

Skype gets to the point with International USA Fencer, Natalie Vie

Natalie Vie

Skype is increasingly being used in more and more original ways. From pet sitting to portrait painting, we’ve found people are really taking advantage of our video calls. Recently we found another ingenious use for Skype—learning the ancient art of fencing. Natalie Vie photographed by Danny Kongos Fencing dates back to the 12th century and … Read more

Skype keeps families connected this Father’s Day… and every day

Skype (call) emoticon

Most of the world will be celebrating Father’s Day this Sunday, June 19th. And if like many of us your family is scattered around the country, or even across the globe, planning family celebrations long-distance can be a challenge. Today we’d like to introduce you to Stefanie Parks, travel blogger at The Stave Diaries and … Read more

Interior design goes virtual with Skype

One of Allison’s mood boards

From dancing across time zones to teaching photography over Skype—we’ve been finding people who are using our technology in very original ways. Recently, we met Allison Harlow, founder of  CURIO Design studio, a revolutionary interior design service that operates 100% online with the help of Skype video calling. Realizing that her target markets were changing their approach … Read more

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