Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype 5.8 for Mac hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype for Mac. Please update to the latest version of Skype for Mac and leave us feedback by visiting our Support Network or by reporting issues on our public issue tracker. Resolved… Read more

Classrooms to meet professional diver Tom Daley over Skype…and yours could be one of them

Earlier this year we announced that Skype in the Classroom had joined forces with leading organisations to enable amazing shared learning experiences. As part of our partnership with Penguin Books, we are delighted to be able to offer three classrooms… Read more

Meetings a mess? Try the sound of silence

We've all heard the complaints: meetings take too long, involve too many people, do not produce clear decisions, and take time away from completing "real" work. That's why we're so excited to learn about Donnie Maclurcan and Janet Newbury's ingenious… Read more

Leave No Partygoer Behind This 4th of July

Happy 4th of July, Skype fans! Nothing says summertime quite like a swimming pool, some fireworks and more than enough barbecue to go around. But with everyone's busy schedules, it's possible that the whole family may not be able to… Read more

Skype Counseling Takes Center Stage on Showtime's 'Web Therapy' with Lisa Kudrow

Tonight on Showtime at 11 PM ET, the second season of ‘Web Therapy’ starring Lisa Kudrow, premiers. In the show, the therapist played by Kudrow counsels her clients (played by some big name actors) via Skype. Watch the teaser trailer… Read more

Chat With Katy Perry Live via Skype!

Calling all Katy Cats! Tomorrow, July 3, at 2 PM UK time, Katy Perry is going to be chatting LIVE with her fans via Skype. The call, created in partnership with MSN and Paramount Pictures, will be broadcast all around… Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 2

At the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I was fortunate enough to be able to chat with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher on the final day of the event where I detailed the future of Skype.

Last week, I reviewed my discussion with Kara about the growth of Skype after we joined forces with Microsoft, and talked about our commitment to recruitment and talent acquisition. In this post, I'll talk about my discussion with Kara on the product side, our vision to continue being a user-driven company and how this will all drive Skype's ultimate goal of becoming an essential tool for everyday global communications. Read more

Share your summer fun with Skype

Share the fun and sun of your summer vacations and special weekends with Skype. From group video calls in the garden to wallet-friendly international calls, get your summer sharing sewn up with Skype. It doesn't matter what the weatherman says,… Read more

World Wrestling Entertainment Superstar Surprises Fan with Skype Video Call

Here's a pop-quiz: what do Skype and World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) have in common? While perhaps not a match made in heaven at first glance, we definitely have more similarities that you'd think. Skype has hundreds of millions of users… Read more

Vacation plans? Try these tips to keep your business connected

It's summer, at last. Are you wishing for white sandy beaches, cool mountain air or faraway places, but don't see how you can get away? Indeed, the reality of today's 24/7 work life is that business owners often do need… Read more

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