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Couples Use Skype to Bridge the Distance

Long-distance relationships are never easy.  Different time zones and busy schedules can make keeping the flame going with a far-flung mate very difficult. While closing the distance can be hard, many couples rely on Skype to make their relationship work. Mallory and Nick met for the first time last summer during an environmental film class … Read more

More than skin deep: Renée Rouleau provides skin-care coaching on Skype

The ingenuity of the small business owners who use Skype never ceases to amaze me. It was particularly exciting recently to hear about an entrepreneur who’s trailblazing an entirely new business category thanks to Skype. When we read about Renée Rouleau in The New York Times, we were nothing short of impressed. Renée provides skin … Read more

Skype 6.2 for Mac with eGifting

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. New features and improvements in Skype 6.2 for Mac include: eGifting: Skype users can now send a gift of credit to anyone they care about on their birthday One-way SMS without verifying your mobile number eGifting: Send a gift of credit to anyone on … Read more

Skype 6.2 for Windows with a New Toolbar and eGifting

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Windows. New features and improvements in Skype 6.2 for Windows include: New Toolbar: Re-designed top toolbar to bring together main actions in one place. Skype users will now have central access to Home, Calling Phones, Creating Groups and Adding Contacts all just above their contact … Read more

Skype’s Not Just a Chat Tool for the Modern Office – It’s an Everything Tool

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HashableMedia is a digital media creation company, and like a lot of companies these days, we spend a lot of time working remotely. With a laptop and Wi-Fi we can get things done, working on articles and videos wherever we need to. Whether we’re in the office or a coffee shop down the road from … Read more

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith: “Skype is Like My Lifeline!”

International Fashion Designer LaQuan Smith.

LaQuan Smith is a designer and a visionary who has had a flair for fashion since being taught to sew by his grandmother at a young age. After a battle with cancer in 2007, he recognized a desire to design clothing as one of his life’s dreams. In 2010 at just 20 years old, he proudly … Read more

Skype 4.5 for iPhone and iPad

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.5. New features and improvements: iPhone and iPad: Automatic call recovery for dropped calls. Fix so that instant message conversations appear in the correct order. Marketing opt-in / out selector within app registration. iPhone: Emergency calls now routed through native dialer. iPad: Improved UI … Read more

Are Skype Therapy Sessions Right for You?

As the New Year approaches, giving mental health a tune up is often on the list of resolutions. But whether you’re suffering from anxiety or looking for perspective on unresolved family issues, finding the perfect therapist or counselor is important. New York native Frank Scott had been in therapy for 8 years before his therapist … Read more

Skype Yoga Around the World

Goodness knows all of us are trying hard to get fit and stay healthy, but it’s not easy. Fortunately, there are entrepreneurs out there who are using their ingenuity – and Skype – to make it easy for the rest of us to stay in shape. Amber Swanson from California, is one of those people. … Read more

Looking For Your Next Job? Here Are the Definitive Top Five Skype Interview Tips

Doing an important interview over Skype was once a novelty. These days, it’s quickly becoming common practice. The growing prominence of Skype interviews has given rise to a whole school of thought on Skype etiquette and how to make the best impression over aSkype video call. While there’re a lot of self-proclaimed experts out there, we got … Read more

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