Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Now you're speaking my language!

Skype is intended to help break down barriers to communication everywhere. So it’s particularly exciting to see small businesses pursuing that same mission, especially when they use Skype to do so. I’m referring to the companies teaching languages via Skype…. Read more

Vote for the winner of Skype Heroes 2012!

People around the world continue to surprise us with the innovative, exciting — and even heroic ways –they use Skype in their lives. We are so inspired by this, we are creating the first-ever "Skype Heroes" program. This year the… Read more

Estonia rules – Freedom House ranks Estonia as the world's number one for Freedom of the Net

Skype has a special relationship with Estonia: this is where our software was born, and where it continues to be developed in our largest office worldwide, in Tallinn. We are still humbled by how, in the just nine years since… Read more

Use Skype URIs to start Skype chats and calls from websites or mobile apps

Skype URIs provide a simple way for developers to initiate Skype calls and chats directly from their websites, desktop and mobile apps. As long as the user has Skype installed on their computer or mobile device, the URI will bring… Read more

Explorer uses Skype to connect Japan and Nepal

On September 13th 2012, Skype connected a school in Japan with a British explorer, Mark Wood. Kesennuma Omose Elementary School of Miyagi Prefecture, is a school famous for its enthusiastic efforts to tackle environmental issues. Mark is a world-renowned polar… Read more

Mobile testing toolkit helps OEMs validate consistent Skype experience on Android devices

Skype is the most popular video calling application on Android handsets and tablets with more than 90 million downloads. As more and more Android devices enter the market, we want to ensure that every Skype user gets the best video-calling… Read more

Help Peace One Day and Skype Support Peace Efforts Around the World

Skype has been proud to play a role in enabling the mission of Peace One Day, an organization devoted to promoting non-violence in all its forms, for over 3 years. One of Peace One Day's goals is to inspire a generation to become the driving force behind the vision of a united and sustainable world. To help Peace One Day achieve that goal, we created together in 2010 a Global Education Resource for teachers promoting intercultural co-operation, global citizenship, and non-violence. We have received positive feedback from the thousands of teachers using the material as part of their curriculum. Read more

Take two Skype calls and I'll see you in the morning

It’s always great to see Skype helping businesses run more efficiently and cost-effectively, but it’s particularly gratifying when I learn about ways Skype plays a positive role in professions that directly impact people’s health and well-being. That’s why I’m excited… Read more

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Brainstorm together, even when you aren't

Many of Skype’s business users work remotely, and generally, we tend to hear from you that the pros outweigh the cons. From time to time, however, I’ll hear remote workers say that they miss the in-person brainstorm sessions common in… Read more

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