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Changing the World One Story at a Time through Skype

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 At Skype, we are inspired by the things we can do when we are together. During this month, we are showcasing a series of stories and people using Skype every day to share moments, make decisions, and enjoy quality time together at http://www.skype.com/together. Meet Anna Therese Day, a journalist with a passion for reporting, and her boyfriend … Read more

Let Skype inspire your New Year’s resolution

I hope all our Skype users who recently celebrated a holiday had a joyous time with those who matter most. This is the time for big events on the calendar, and for many of you the next one will be the welcoming of a whole new year. Yes, New Year’s is right around the corner … Read more

Skype gives The X Factor UK fans a star-studded experience

Every year, The X Factor’s talented performers impress and inspire millions of people worldwide. Meanwhile, the audience rarely gets the chance to ask their burning questions, watch live performances, or see what the talent is like offstage. In celebration of these gifted performers and their dedicated fans, we teamed up with The X Factor UK … Read more

Skype is Stepping Up Productive Communication

As part of our commitment to continually bring the everyday Skype experience to more places, we are excited to share that Skype is now available for Office Online Word and Office Online PowerPoint . Skype for Office Online makes collaborating a breeze. The chat experience is available right next to the document, enabling you to chat … Read more

Rolling into the future with Skype and A2B E-Bikes

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A2B makes electric bikes that are available in 30 markets worldwide, which is impressive, considering they have a team of just under 30 employees. With three offices spanning three continents, the thirty hard-working bike-enthusiasts embody a new breed of employee characterized by efficiency and constant communication. Like the wires, gears, and chains that keep their … Read more

Here are the Skype for Windows layout changes that you requested

Here at Skype we work hard to help you share meaningful moments with those who mean the most to you. That’s more important than ever at this time of year, as the holiday season rolls around for so many of our users. Because Skype has become such a cornerstone of those moments, it should come … Read more

Skype in the Classroom takes students to the Roald Dahl Museum

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To celebrate 50 years of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Roald Dahl Day, September 2014 saw the Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre’s Education team welcome 30 schools and libraries from across Canada, Ireland and the USA through Skype in the classroom. Located in Great Missenden – the English village where Roald Dahl lived … Read more

Skype gets cooking with MasterChef Junior

Season one Master Chef Jr. winner Alexander Weiss is back and using Skype video messaging to challenge vloggers Hunter March and Teala Dunn to a series of culinary challenges. The vloggers take on Alexander’s cooking challenges every other week, which are inspired by dishes the contestants made on the show. Watch them take on a … Read more

Skype Translator – How it Works

As mentioned by Gurdeep Pall in this morning’s Big Blog post, today we have announced the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program which will kick-off with English and Spanish as the first two languages. We couldn’t be more excited; Skype Translator is the result of decades of research in speech recognition, automated translation, … Read more

Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication

For more than a decade, Skype has been breaking down geographical barriers to make every day audio and video communications possible. As we enter an era in which computing experiences need to be more personal, Skype has looked at ways to help communities create stronger connections and be more productive. Using innovations from Microsoft Research, … Read more

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