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Skype Moments of the Week – Highlights (May 2016)

Skype Moments of the week highlights

When you use Skype to learn a new skills, or get a different take on something that may already be familiar, it’s easier than ever to take in every detail and plug into the experience in a whole new way. Whether you’re using Skype to bring speakers into your classroom or get in some extra family time from … Read more

Go global. Save on international calling with Skype

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Whether your friends and family live halfway around the world, you need to touch base with a client or colleague in a far-off location, or you’ve got a big job interview across international borders, Skype can help you connect for less. So let’s take a deeper dive into our international calling options—and show you how … Read more

Skype and Sify.com make it easier to purchase paid services in India

Skype partners with Sify in India

At Skype we’re always looking for ways for you to stay in touch more easily with friends and family. So we’ve teamed up with Sify.com to make it easier in India to pay for Skype Credit and subscriptions for international calls. From today, Sify.com will enable Indian debit, credit cards and NetBanking to be used … Read more

Teachers and students: meet the Microsofties and share your feedback

Meet the Microsofties: OneNote team

Today we’re taking our mission to empower every student on the planet to achieve more one step further with the launch of our new community effort: Meet the Microsofties. This new program will connect Microsoft employees to students and teachers around the globe through Skype in the Classroom and the Microsoft Educator Community. These virtual … Read more

Celebrating Mother’s Day with Skype

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Mother’s Day is celebrated in many countries and, while the date varies, for a large part of the world it’s the second Sunday of May—just a few days away. We know how much you all love the moms in your lives because every year, Skype usage spikes on this date, more than any other holiday. We … Read more

You sang for Liverpool FC – We listened

Some of the “Sing For LFC” competition entries, sent by Skype video message

Skype has always been about bringing people, from all over the world, closer together. Wherever you are, whatever device you’re using—we’ll bring you closer to the things you love. Our partnership with Liverpool FC aims to get fans closer to the matches and to their idols. We want Kopites all over the world to come … Read more

Skype in Media launches Shoot the Future contest for aspiring content creators

Shoot the Future with Skype in Media

The way we engage with and consume media has changed dramatically in the past few years and Skype is proud to be part of this continuing evolution. From the user-generated content seen on the likes of The Late Late Show and VICE News, to broadcasters’ creating pop-up newscasts, Skype TX has provided the solution to make … Read more

Around the world in 24 hours with Skype in the Classroom

Map showing which country the Pine Valley students travelled to

Today’s guest blogger is second grade teacher Beverly Ladd from the New Hanover County Schools district in North Carolina. An experienced global educator, Beverly’s firsthand experience as a Skype Master Teacher has shown her how global connections allow students to become more aware of their world and appreciate one another’s differences. This post describes Beverly’s second 24-hour … Read more

The ABCs of Skype video innovation

ABCs of Skype video innovation

Having started in 2005, Karlheinz Wurm was the 127th employee at Skype. In 2009 he moved from Tallinn, Estonia to Stockholm, Sweden to manage the audio and video development team.  When you think of Skype, you probably picture a special moment where you’ve connected with the important people in your life over video. For me, … Read more

Over 1 billion Skype mobile downloads – thank you!

Celebrating 1 billion Skype mobile downloads

It’s been just over 7 years since Skype entered the iTunes app store with our first iPhone app. Since then, we launched on Android in October 2010 and released mobile video calling on New Year’s Eve that same year. Skype for iPad came in in 2011 and Skype for wearables last year. We’ve also brought new … Read more

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