Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype employees pitch in to build low-income housing

Multiple choice question: which of the following lists of tools and technologies are associated with working for Skype? A. hammers, nails, hard hats and 2X4s B. laptops, webcams, LED screens and smartphones C. all of the above If you were… Read more

Getting to know Skype Manager

Many of our small business users ask me about Skype Manager, so it seems the time is right for a little refresher — or an introduction, for those not already familiar. First off, what is Skype Manager? In a nutshell,… Read more

Skype Click to Call Firefox 14, 15 and support

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.2.10687. Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 14, Firefox 15, and IEx64 support. Additionally we continue to focus and improve the usability and performance… Read more

Peace One Day Teaches Students about Peace through Skype Talks

Skype has been a proud partner of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to saving lives by promoting worldwide peace, for over three years. Since first joining forces, our collaboration has evolved to focus on raising awareness of Peace Day, September 21st,, an annual day of non-violence around the globe. As part of Skype's ongoing work to change the world by removing cultural, technological and societal barriers to communication, we've recently expanded our partnership further to include a larger focus on education. Read more

Look sharp with Skype: clothing companies offer personal touch

When I think about what it takes to make a fashion company successful, I picture things like trendy clothes, celebrity customers and flashy runway shows. But Skype? Perhaps it's not so surprising, though. Lately we've been coming across a whole… Read more

Updates to Skype for iPhone & Skype for iPad Improves Performance & Adds Photo Sharing

Millions of people use Skype for iPhone or Skype for iPad each month. Today, with updates to both apps, we are introducing a frequently requested feature: Photo Sharing for iOS. In addition, we've made some improvements to the performance of… Read more

What's the best way to keep in touch with friends & family while abroad? Ask a college student.

Have you ever been welcomed home from a relaxing vacation abroad with a bombshell $300 or $400 mobile phone bill? Unfortunately, it can taint your memories of the whole experience. And we’ve all heard horror stories of some hapless friend… Read more

Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad

Today we have released Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad. In this release, you can send and receive photos from your Skype for iPhone and iPad to your Skype contacts. We have also made overall improvements to the product… Read more

Seafront Music lets clients sing it with Skype

Dutch producer and songwriter Rene Kaaij can't imagine life without music. He began writing songs as a teenager in the Netherlands. In his early 30s he decided to take the entrepreneurial leap and leave his job of 10 years… Read more

New Single from Nas Created via Skype Collaboration with Amy Winehouse

Nas' tenth album, Life is Good, was just released this summer – and it features an artist that may surprise you. Through his producer Salaam Remi, Nas was able to meet and befriend the late Amy Winehouse via a Skype… Read more

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