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News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Classrooms in Russia and the UK Conduct PeaceTalk with Peace One Day

Peace One Day  Founder Jeremy Gilley (center) with students from School Number 164, Zelenogorsk, Russia.

Jeremy Gilley is the Founder of Peace One Day, a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster global peace, understanding and intercultural cooperation. See how Peace One Day uses Skype to help accomplish their mission: http://peaceoneday.org/skype-projects/ I traveled to Gymnasium 164 in Zelenogorsk, Russia for the second of Peace One Day’s PeaceTalks, a program that connects … Read more

Skype Supports Humanitarian and Disaster Relief Efforts through UNHCR and Emergency.lu Partnerships

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Nature proves time and time again to be the most powerful force on our planet. Hurricanes, tsunamis, floods, earthquakes, mudslides and other natural disasters bring a lasting impact on the regions they hit. Unfortunately, when a disaster does strike, the logistics of coordinating on-site aid is a difficult task.  Communications are often impaired by a … Read more

Skype by Royal Appointment

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Royal couple Prince William and Kate have publicized an innovative way that Skype is being used to help youngsters who are homeless get back on their feet. The Duke of Cambridge spoke using a webcam and TV screen to Dylan Howie, 18, and Lyn Buchan, 21, who are turning their lives around in the southern Dutch … Read more

Silence is golden, but not on Skype – Tips to diagnose audio issues

Thomas Edison is credited as coining the word “Hello” as a way to start a phone call. But every now and then I hear friends and family starting a Skype call with “Can you hear me?” instead. I’d like to give you the same tips I give them for troubleshooting audio issues on Skype calls. … Read more

Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 20

Hooray! We’ve just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows (version 6.7) with support for Firefox 20. Download the new Skype Click to Call now and let us know what you think by sharing feedback on the Skype Support Network or by reporting the odd bug on our public issue tracker. Read more

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