Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Virtual Choir with Eric Whitacre

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

Make Your Big Break – Show Your Skills on Simon Cowell’s New Channel “The You Generation”

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Do all of your friends say you can sing like an angel? Do your cakes and cookies make your best pals sigh with delight? Does everybody say you do an amazing impression of President Obama? Do you think that you could be the best in the world at dog training, BMX bike riding, stand-up comedy, … Read more

From Mexico City to Manchester, Skype and Peace One Day Host Student SkypeTalks

One of my favorite early grade school memories was having a pen pal. Every year, my teacher would present each student with a profile of another student who lived in another town across the nation. I would immediately begin writing to my pen pal, asking them questions like: “What is the weather like where you … Read more

Online dating leads to long distance love via Skype

A whirlwind romance was never something 28 year-old Michelle Gerson expected, but it was exactly what she got two years ago when she met her now fiancé, Jason Wagner, online. Michelle and Jason, better known as ‘welljustbecause’ and ‘Coldsideofpillow’ on OKCupid, first met in June 2011. The chemistry was instant, and they began emailing and … Read more

Skype for Windows Phone 8 updated, now with HD Video!

Today we have released an update for the Skype for Windows Phone 8 Preview, version 2.4 In this release, we focused on increasing quality & reliability while also adding new capabilities based on customer feedback. Get the updated version now from Windows Phone Store. Here are just a few of the new capabilities you can … Read more

Skype Brings Together Bands and Fans at SXSW 2013

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Over the past weekend, hordes of music fans and artists once again gathered together in Austin, Texas for the 27th annual SXSW Music Conference.  The days were jam packed with people from around the world in the music industry, eager to share their experiences and stories with one another.  Music truly brings people together, just … Read more

Skype hosting BlogHer Entrepreneurs this week – join us!

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This Thursday and Friday, Skype is hosting an event that we’re really excited about — the third annual BlogHer Entrepreneurs conference — where budding entrepreneurs will have the opportunity to network with and learn from some of Silicon Valley’s leading movers and shakers. The event will take place March 21-22 at the Microsoft Conference Center, 1065 La Avenida … Read more

Focused to the core: Pilates instructor uses Skype for one-on-one coaching

The physical fitness practice known as Pilates was developed in the early 20th century, and now has more than 11 million people practicing it worldwide. Denise Posnak fell in love with Pilates over ten years ago and quickly decided to become an instructor. After 12 years of teaching, this New York-based instructor has found a … Read more

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