Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Passing the torch

I started blogging for Skype way back in 2007, and took over the reins as 'blogger-in-chief' in 2008. Now it's time to pass the torch once again, this time to my colleague Jennifer Caukin. She's no stranger to readers of… Read more

Skype 2.2 beta for Linux update

We have released Skype 2.2 beta for Linux. With this update we fixed the problem which affected sign in last week. We have also reduced Skype's CPU usage when making video calls. Start downloading the new build now. Give… Read more

As the G8 talks Net, the Netherlands decides to protect Net Neutrality in law

This week I was at the "eG8 Forum" in Paris. Many leading figures of the Internet world spoke at this event leading up to the meeting of the world's 8 leading economies, including Skype's co-founder Niklas Zennström. Another Internet… Read more

Breaking down the barriers, one standard at a time

While video is clearly a pervasive form of communication – both in our personal and professional lives, there are still barriers to be addressed before it can become even more inclusive. Jonathan Rosenberg recently addressed some of the challenges to… Read more

EasyBits Update for Skype Extras Manager

It has come to our attention that concerns have been expressed from Skype users over the update delivered to Skype Extras for Windows by Easybits software. The software is provided by our partner EasyBits, and is part of the Skype… Read more

Skype mobile now available on more Verizon devices

Do you want to take advantage of Skype mobile™ on your Verizon device, but not sure if it's available? Great news; you can now get Skype mobile™ on the Droid X2, Samsung Gem, CASIO G'zOne Commando and the Droid Incredible… Read more

Skype 5.1 for Mac hotfix – Resolved Skype crashing on startup for small number of users

We have just released a hotfix to Skype 5.1 for Mac, with this hotfix we are resolving a startup crash for people who were affected by yesterdays Skype issues, for more info go to our Heartbeat site. Start downloading… Read more

Video is the Intelligent Choice for Business Collaboration

Online video, once thought of a "nice to have" for businesses, is now fast becoming a crucial "need to have" tool for day-to-day business — due in large part to better technologies, quicker Internet speeds and networks that can… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows hotfix – Resolved Skype crashing on startup for small number of users

We have just released a hotfix to Skype 5.3 for Windows, with this hotfix we are resolving a startup crash for people who were affected by today's Skype issues, for more info go to our Heartbeat site. Start downloading… Read more

Capture Your Memorial Day Festivities

This Monday, May 30, is Memorial Day in the United States. With the weather warming up, friends and family typically hold barbecues and parties to celebrate the three-day weekend, and of course, the U.S. soldiers the holiday honors. Are you… Read more

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