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Two Schools, One Play: How Skype Helped Make it Happen

Skype soliloquys? Apparently so, and "All the world's a stage", as we recently caught wind of two acting studios who decided to join forces and put on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. There was just one catch: one studio was in… Read more

Four ways to bring remote workers closer

We've seen remote working pop up often in the news lately – like this article in Inc. magazine (based on a post on the HBR Blog Network) – and it's led us to take a closer look at this work… Read more

Skype for Android Quiz: Put your Skype talents to the test

Millions of people use Skype for Android every day to keep in touch. You might be one of them, but do you think you know Skype inside out, back to front? How about putting your Skype talents to the test?… Read more

Skype 2.9 for Android – improved Bluetooth support

We have released Skype 2.9 for Android with improved Bluetooth support. Start downloading the new version now from Google Play and let us know what you think on the Skype Support Network. In the new release, we have improved… Read more

4 questions on video interviewing with career expert Miriam Salpeter

As a small business owner, it's not always practical to bring people in to interview for open positions. You may be looking all over the country (or the world) for the right person, and getting them into the office can… Read more

Monthly Round-Up: Celebrities Using Skype in August

It really is true that "celebrities are just like us." People use Skype for all sorts of reasons – to reach out to friends and family, to do amazing things that haven't been done before, and to just be funny… Read more

Skype at the Republican National Convention

This week's 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa Bay is billed as a "Convention Without Walls." William Harris, the event's CEO, describes the goal as "to use every available communications platform and technology to create a nationwide discussion." He continues,… Read more

Happy 9th Birthday, Skype

It was Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone and made the first call ever in 1876, and it was Motorola that invented the first cellular phone in 1973. It was Skype that joined in on these revolutionary moments in… Read more

The Advent of "Ambient Video"

A behavioral phenomenon that's growing in popularity among Skype users is something we like to call "Ambient Video." Some of our users are now leaving Skype video calls with their friends and family running nearly all the time. Interestingly, this is something we've also been doing internally at Skype for a number of years in order to connect our different offices with one another. We have TV screens placed near all the water coolers in our offices so that anyone in one office can see what's going on in any of our other offices around the globe via Skype Group Video Call. Read more

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

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