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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype 5.8 for Mac: Your Contact List Just Got Slimmer, While Video Calls with Mobile Users and Group Screen Sharing Got Even Better.

Today, we're pleased to announce the launch of Skype 5.8 for Mac. With this update we're improving the usability of the Skype for Mac client, while also delivering a bunch of new features. You can download the new Skype for… Read more

Skype 5.8 for Mac

New features and improvements in Skype 5.8 for Mac are now available. Read more

Skype Advertising Update

Today we are announcing the launch of Conversation Ads in Skype. These new display ad units will appear within the calling window of users who do not have Skype Credit or subscriptions when they're making 1:1 Skype-to-Skype audio calls using… Read more

Answers to Your Top Skype for PS Vita Questions – #SkypeListens

When we launched Skype for Playstation Vita (PS Vita) in April, the reception we received from our users and the gaming community was amazing. At Skype, we're so appreciative of our passionate and avid users, and we provide as many opportunities as possible to answer your questions. In the past, we've hosted several #SkypeTalks live chat sessions to address your requests regarding Skype for Android and Skype for Mac, and continually ask for your feedback to solve common issues.

We've seen the questions and feedback regarding Skype on PS Vita that you've posted on our Facebook page, across Twitter and on the Skype Support Network. In this blog post, we will address the most frequently-asked Skype for PS Vita questions from you, our users. Read more

Upcoming webinar: No Jitter presents "How Skype Helps Small Businesses Play Bigger in the Cloud"

Ever want to gain a better understanding of what it means to "go to the cloud," and how your business can benefit? If so, you'll want to check out our upcoming webinar with No Jitter, a respected source of timely… Read more

Injured Student Graduates High School via Skype

St. James, Minnesota, is a tight-knight community of some five thousand people. Located closer to the Iowa state line than it is to the Twin Cities, St. James is the kind of small town where news about high school graduation… Read more

D: All Things Digital Conference – The Future of Skype, Part 1

Last week at the 10th annual D: All Things Digital Conference, I had the privilege of sitting down for an on-stage Q&A with AllThingsD's Kara Swisher. At the onset of our discussion, we acknowledged that the communications landscape is transforming each and every day before our eyes. We discussed the implications of Microsoft and Skype joining forces, what progress we have made so far and what's next for Skype. Read more

Steven Tyler Holds Memorable Skype Call with Boy Battling Cancer

While we generally see celebrities walking the red carpet or crossing the big screen in major hit films, we recently came across an amazing every day story that inspired us involving Aerosmith front man, rock star and American Idol judge… Read more

We're Hiring

The word is out. Everyone from the BBC to the New York Times is saying that we have some “400 job openings.” Not only are these rumors true, but we need to add all of those jobs by the… Read more

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