Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Does TV’s Shark Tank Bite on Skype-Based Translation App?

A little under a year ago, we did an interview with Ryan Frankel, the CEO of VerbalizeIt – a real-time translation app that adds live bi-lingual interpreters to Skype voice and video calls. Since then, Ryan and VerbalizeIt co-founder Kunal Sarda recorded an episode of ABC’s hit reality series Shark Tank. For those not familiar, … Read more

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

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This week’s “Faraway Friday” was a very special one thanks in part to our magical guest, and the wonderful people at Skype Classroom. Mme Leslie’s 3rd grade class was able to connect with American advertising executive Mr. Jeff Goodby from Goodby-Silverstein. He connected with us all the way from San Francisco, California! Why you might … Read more

Four Tips for Remote Collaboration with Skype, from FEM Inc.

Like many technology businesses that draw on top talent across geographies, the management team at startup FEM Inc. works out of three different locations. Thanks to Skype, they say distance isn’t a barrier to regular communication and collaboration. A content discovery and recommendation platform focused on identifying and promoting positive and diverse portrayals of women … Read more

Skype Now Available for BlackBerry Z10 Users

In late April we announced that Skype was available for download in a preview version for the BlackBerry Q10 from BlackBerry World. Today, as the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system starts to roll out on the BlackBerry Z10, we are happy to announce that Z10 users around the world will now be able to enjoy the preview … Read more

Skype 2.6 for Windows Phone 8

Today we have released a minor update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.6.  In this release we focused on further increasing the reliability of chat and call notifications, improving reliability of calls to phone numbers and resolving occasional missing message preview in the recent conversations list. Get the updated version now from the … Read more

Update to Skype 6.3 for Windows

We have released a new version of Skype for Windows. This update improves the quality and stability of the application. Download the new version of Skype now, and let us know what you think about the new release on the Skype Support Network. Read more

Mother Meets Newborn Daughter for the First Time via Skype

Elizabeth Stone once said, “Making a decision to have a child – it’s momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.” In light of Mother’s Day, a day to express gratitude to the significant female figures in our lives, we look back to the women who brought … Read more

Gwyneth Paltrow is Skype’s Newest Fan

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Like most A-list celebrities, actress Gwyneth Paltrow has a lot on her plate. In addition to her acting duties, she’s also a mother, a singer, a food writer and an entrepreneur. While we know that there are many celebrities using Skype, we were pumped to see her set aside time to sit down with entertainment … Read more

Talking with an African Grey Parrot on Skype

Skype has changed how we keep in touch with the people who are important to us. Though, it’s not just people, we’ve also seen dogs communicate with each other on Skype. Recently, we decided to take it a step further and attempt interacting with a highly intelligent African Grey Parrot over Skype. We reached out to two … Read more

Harnessing the Power of Skype to Bring Relief to Haiti

Fay, Gustav, Hanna and Ike – three hurricanes and one tropical storm which rocked the nation of Haiti in 2008, affecting 8% of the country’s overall population. With an estimated $1 billion in damage, this was also the costliest natural disaster in Haitian history. When disasters like these occur, a difficult task is set forth … Read more

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