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Skype, Facebook and… You!

Have you linked your Skype and Facebook accounts yet? Did you even know that was possible? Did you know that Skype and Facebook are connected in a number of different ways? If you answered no to any of the questions above then I’ve got good news for you, I’m about to expand your knowledge of … Read more

Sir Mix-A-Lot in Tech: Social Media, Skype & Surviving in the Music Business

The babies born back when Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back debuted in 1992 are now of official drinking age. As the multi-platinum tribute to a fuller female figure turns 21 today, Mix-A-Lot (Anthony Ray) is still going strong – not just as a musician but also as a full-time “tech fanatic.” Mix-A-Lot released his first … Read more

How Teachers Can Make the Most of Free Skype Group Video Calling

To celebrate World Read Aloud Day in March this year, Skype gave all educators the opportunity to receive 12 months of Group Video Calling if they signed up to Skype’s global education platform, Skype in the classroom.  Since then, thousands of teachers have received and are using this fantastic teaching tool in their schools. If … Read more

Skype Manager Subscriptions Expand to Include 170 Countries

Skype Manager is a web-based management tool that lets you centrally manage Skype in your business. You can use it to create Skype accounts and allocate credit and features so that everyone gets the most out of Skype. Perhaps you have some employees who call the UK most often, but others who need to contact … Read more

Spreading Solar Power Around the World with Skype

One and a half billion people on the planet don’t have access to regular electricity or light after sunset. That’s roughly a quarter of the world’s population that burns wood or kerosene for power or, perhaps, has no access to power at all. New York-based Voltaic Systems, and a handful of other companies, are creating wearable … Read more

Bands Build Deep Relationships with Fans Through Skype Experiences

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J. Sider discovered his passion for music while growing up in a small town in Virginia.  “I lived in the middle of nowhere and started playing music at an early age,” he said. “I got into businesses of music, managing small and medium-sized venues and started thinking about the artist’s connections with their fans: how do … Read more

The Arctic’s Youngest Explorer Makes a Skype Visit to Texas Classroom

Oli Munroy

For the students in Jennifer Hurst’s 4th grade class, most of their own exploring occurs just around their neighborhoods nearby their hometown just outside of Austin, Texas.  So when they had the opportunity to have a Skype video call with Oli Milroy, the youngest member of the Arctic Jubilee Expedition, they were thrilled! The students … Read more

Skype Video Messaging: Preview for Windows 8 Users

Video Messaging on Skype for Windows 8

Earlier this week, we mentioned that the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Skype for Windows 8 would be “coming soon.” Well, it is now available in the Windows Store. Skype Video Messaging lets you record and send a video message to friends and family on Skype anytime, even when they’re unavailable; they can watch … Read more

Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Rambuka School

Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of Skype, to share skills and inspiration … Read more

How Parliament Tutors Dodged Superstorm Sandy SAT Disaster

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Many small businesses are still recovering from the impact of last October’s Superstorm Sandy. We heard from quite a few of you about the effects of Sandy in your work: power outages, damaged buildings and limited transportation options made it hard, if not impossible, to run your businesses. No doubt about it, Sandy created (and … Read more

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