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Receive calls from traditional phones on Skype, with Skype numbers

Recently, we talked on the blog about using Skype to call traditional phones. The typical follow-up question I get to that topic is something like "ok, so I call my client on her landline or cell from Skype and she… Read more

Skype 6.0 for Mac and Windows Desktop

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Desktop. Get it now for Windows or Mac. What's new: Microsoft and Facebook Account Integration Sign up and sign-in is easier than ever. You can now sign into Skype… Read more

Skype unites dispersed team

Three employees in three offices, in three different U.S. cities. Plus a cadre of contractors and freelancers around the globe. That describes Proef Trend Consultants, a consultancy that works with its clients on everything from new product development to branding,… Read more

Contest: Show us your BOO-tiful Halloween Costume Photos

Pop quiz: what's the best part about Halloween? The candy? Spending time with friends and family? Carving pumpkins? Trick-or-treating? Parties? OK, maybe there are a few right answers to that question. For us, though, it's all about the costumes: kids… Read more

Welcome Skype for Windows 8: It's Fast, Easy and Beautiful

Skype for Windows 8 is almost here and we are incredibly excited by this important new version of Skype. This is our big step forward together with Microsoft to introduce a completely new Skype experience, which is designed to be always on, immersive, effortless and fun to use. Read more

Global Skype community selects Skype Hero 2012

Every day we hear new stories about the unexpected and fascinating ways people are using Skype. Of the thousands of examples, we nominated five exceptional candidates for the Skype Hero 2012 award. From an explorer to a doctor to a… Read more

Using Skype for Business on your mobile devices

Many small business owners who use Skype are true road warriors, spending days if not weeks at a time traveling for work. In fact, these business people frequently tell us that their travels are what led them to become regular… Read more

Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 16 on Windows and Mountain Lion on Mac

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.3.11079 with Firefox 16 support. Additionally we have released Skype Click to Call for Mac, version 2.3.11097 with Mountain Lion support. We ask that you… Read more

Calling landlines and mobile phones for less with Skype subscriptions

It's tough to beat the value of free Skype-to-Skype calls. But many of our small business users also want to call people who aren't on Skype, and that's where they have a few alternatives. Skype charges a small fee to… Read more

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

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