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Presenting via video: Five questions for public-speaking expert Matt Abrahams

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When it comes to public speaking today, more and more people are finding that you don’t have to be there, to be there. Professionals are opting to deliver that conference keynote in Cannes or the presentation in Perth via video rather than in person. Many of you tell us about using Skype video calling this … Read more

Thanks for Making Skype a Part of Your Daily Lives – 2 Billion Minutes a Day!

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Today, we are excited to celebrate that our Skype users – YOU – are spending more than 2 billion minutes connecting with each other!  2 BILLION MINUTES! But just how big is 2 billion minutes, you ask? That’s enough time to travel to the moon and back over 225 thousand times, walk around Earth more than … Read more

Skype into Space

In February, Tony Bates, the president of the Skype division for Microsoft, addressed the Lync Conference in San Diego. In his keynote, he reflected on the Skype division’s B2X journey, enabling people to connect wherever they are. Today we’re announcing an important milestone in this mission. This B2X journey is all about removing barriers to … Read more

Skype for Windows 8 Updated

Today we released an update to Skype for Windows 8. In the 1.6 release, we continue to address top user feedback and deliver the most requested features. Contact blocking With this update, we wanted to give our users higher control over who can contact them by adding the ability to block contacts. To block a … Read more

Explorer to Attempt Skype Call from Top of Everest

Britain-based explorer Mark Wood may come across as the jovial type you’d meet at your local pub, but beneath his unassuming exterior Mark is equipped with a shocking level of ambition and perseverance. In 2011, he became the 8th person in history to reach the geographic South Pole – solo and unsupported. Last year he skied 200 miles across … Read more

Mac-simizing your Skype experience

Are you getting the most out of Skype on your Mac? We are now updating Skype for Mac every month with new features and quality improvements. While we keep adding new features and making your experience better, we also get questions around how to make Skype more custom to how you want to use it. … Read more

What we learned at BlogHer

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Wow, what an event! We had a wonderful time at BlogHer Entrepreneurs 13 last week, the event we hosted with BlogHer for budding women entrepreneurs. To say that we met some interesting people would be an understatement – we were blown away by the creativity, ideas and entrepreneurial spirit shared by the speakers and attendees. … Read more

From a small island, Skype is his window to the world

Roberto Llamas may live on a small island in the Mediterranean, but that doesn’t mean he’s disconnected from the rest of the planet. As a matter of fact, his home island of Mallorca is a major tourist destination seeing more than 20 million visitors a year. And, as the head of the island’s busy airport, … Read more

A Virtual Choir for the Ages at TED2013

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Is there an equation to making a brilliant musical experience?  We think Eric Whitacre might have found at least one such formula: 100 live choir members made up of singers from choirs at California State University, Long Beach Campus, California State University, Fullerton Campus and Riverside City College, + 30 singers from 28 different countries … Read more

Breaking Down Barriers: An Interview with Lisa Stone, Co-Founder of BlogHer

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As I mentioned in a post earlier this week, we had a chance to chat with BlogHer co-founder Lisa Stone in advance of BlogHer Entrepreneurs, a terrific event designed to give would-be business owners the push (and guidance) they need to get off the ground. Skype has the honor of hosting the event this Thursday … Read more

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