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Game On! Video Game Caster Uses Skype for Player Interviews

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“Oh wow, he just took a ROCKET TO THE FACE!” may not be a phrase you hear regularly, but with the new trend referred to as ‘shoutcasting’ (or simply ‘casting’), steadily climbing to its’ peak in popularity, you’ll likely hear a lot more like it. For the non-video gamers out there, casting is a new hobby of providing commentary for … Read more

Orangutans using Skype? Quit monkeying around!

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We humans like to think that we’re on top of the world – after all, we are on top of the food chain, we’re the smartest beings on earth (on our best days, at least), and we’ve invented some pretty cool stuff. But we might want to watch out: our closest genetic neighbors are beginning … Read more

Skype to the Rescue! How You Can Help the Planet

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Kermit the Frog had it wrong when he said, “It’s not easy being green.”  In 2013, it’s hip to be green, as more and more people and businesses around the world are working to be eco-friendly. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a day meant to shed light on important environmental issues and … Read more

Get the most out of Skype if you’re spending a few months abroad.

Skype means different things to different people, but how you use Skype from one day to another can also change. For example, students who study in a far off country for a time find that suddenly Skype becomes a way of catching up with loved ones who they might be used to seeing daily. If you’re … Read more

Skype Group Video Calling Drives Innovation in the Classroom

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Known for more than just their exceptional basketball team, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has long been ranked among the top research universities in the country with acclaimed programs in Business, Nursing and Physical Therapy. One common thread that continues to put Marquette ahead of the curve is their pioneering use of technology – like … Read more

Have you met Claudius?

“And now for something completely different.” I borrowed the catch phrase above from Monty Python because instead of offering tips and tricks on how to use Skype, as I normally do, I’m taking a moment to tell you a bit about someone I work with at Skype. If you’ve been to the Skype Community and … Read more

Skype 2.5 for Windows Phone 8 Update

Today we have released an update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.5. In this release, we focused on general improvements and reliability. Get the updated version now from the Windows Phone Store. We’re always looking to improve your experience on Skype and pay close attention to your feedback. To get the latest news … Read more

Communicating and Collaborating in an Information Age

Doesn’t it seem like our lives move at a breakneck pace? It’s a challenge to completely switch from the workplace to family life and back again; we’re constantly catching up with email at home or making a quick call to talk about the kids during the quick breaks between meetings. Whether at work or at … Read more

Skype 6.3 for Mac Update

At Skype, we are committed to ensuring you have the best quality communication experience when you’re using our software. Today’s latest release, an update to Skype 6.3 for Mac, provides you improved overall product stability. Please download the latest Skype for Mac to make sure your calls, messages, and more are the best they can … Read more

Skype Chat – Marking all messages as read

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Skype’s small business team recently posted about managing Skype calls and messages when you’re away from the office. Today, I’d like to talk about what happens when you come back. Picture this: you return from a vacation break only to find many unread chat sessions. Or perhaps you have been chatting on Skype on your … Read more

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