Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype Is Going to the Dogs

"I am constantly surprised by the number of people who volunteer to help Dogs for the Deaf and the depth of their commitment," says Vaughn Maurice, General Manager of the Oregon-based non-profit. The fact that Dogs for the Deaf strikes… Read more

Identical Twins Stay Connected Through Skype Baking

All families have customs, many of which involve bringing people together through a home cooked meal. Sharing in the preparation of that meal is a way that families and friends connect and build upon tradition. But what do you do… Read more

Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad. In this release, we have fixed audio and video calling issues which have been reported by some of our users. These issues have occurred on iPhone 5… Read more

Extraordinary women create new possibilities with Skype

Pippa Lord, the Melbourne-bred, Brooklyn-dwelling founder of the online culinary and lifestyle magazine Sous Style, is one of the pioneers of a new generation of younger, hipper and tech savvier generation of Martha Stewarts who strive for "imperfect perfection." She… Read more

Iowa Governor pioneers statewide "Skype Your School!" program

Iowa is better known for being the core of the traditional "American Heartland" than it is for pushing the frontiers of digital technology. But Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds do not believe that those designations are mutually… Read more

Security notice: "lol is this your new profile pic?"

We have received reports of some malicious activity targeting a small number of Skype users with an instant message and link that says, "lol is this your new profile pic?" This activity is another example of an Internet scam targeting… Read more

How One Mom Uses Skype to Tackle her Busiest Days

Between dirty diapers, soccer practices, the workplace and report cards, trying to juggle business and family life can be challenging. But moms face these tasks every day. We recently sat down with Barbara Baker, a stay-at-home mother of three and… Read more

Sit, Stay, Skype! Petropolis uses Skype video chat to connect dogs and owners

Any dog lover will tell you: one of the hardest things about traveling is leaving little Fido behind. That's why we were particularly interested to learn about Petropolis, a St. Louis-based dog boarding, training, grooming and daycare facility that's been… Read more

Four questions on working with freelancers, with Maven CEO Wyatt Nordstrom

One of the most challenging parts of running a business is making staffing decisions: when and who to hire. We've been hearing more and more about businesses looking to freelancers or contractors (rather than salaried employees) to do their businesses'… Read more

Pro Video Gamer: "Skype Is My Best Friend"

Professional gamer and Guinness World Record video game champion Rob Paz, known as Prod1gyX, grew up in the Bronx just a block away from Yankee Stadium. The noise of the fans thundered through his family's apartment for some 81 home… Read more

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