Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype Click to Call for Windows updated

Today we have released a update to Skype's Click to Call browser plugins for Windows. Key updates for the newly released build, 5.6.0.8153, are: • Support for Firefox 5 and Firefox 6 on Windows • Minor improvements to Internet Explorer,… Read more

SkypeKit Partner Spotlight: Tely Labs

Overview From the team that built SonicWALL, Generation Systems and Code Green Networks from the ground up, Tely Labs is building an innovative new business around the Skype platform. The company was founded in 2010 by Sreekanth Ravi (President… Read more

The Benefits Of Visual Teaching

Here are four “facts” cited in recent scholarly research papers about the brain and education:  Ninety per cent of learning is visual.The brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text. Forty per cent of all nerve fibers connected to the brain… Read more

Skype Acquires GroupMe

I'm delighted to announce we're acquiring GroupMe, a provider of mobile group messaging services that helps users stay in touch and make decisions. This acquisition is another step towards our vision to provide a global multi-modal and multi-platform communications… Read more

Skype Wifi for iOS

Skype WiFi, formerly known as Skype Access, has been available on all our desktop platforms. Today, we released Skype WiFi for iOS, so you can now use access public WiFi hotspots not only from your desktop but also on your… Read more

Skype video helps news gathering

The world of news reporting has evolved tremendously over the past few years! As technological advances take place, people are able to share their stories with media in new and exciting ways. Thankfully, Skype has been there along the way… Read more

Skype WiFi – now available on iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch

Skype WiFi (formerly known as Skype Access) is coming to iOS. We've just launched a new iOS application that's free to download from Apple's App store. With the new Skype WiFi app, you can go online on your iPhone, iPad… Read more

Skype 1.0 for iPad update

Today we have released Skype for iPad update. Full release notes for the newly released build, 1.0.1538, are: Fixed Issues: Chat In rare cases, a full-screen chat windows appears and the left hand navigation panel disappears. Video Black screen… Read more

Skype is Everywhere: Will be available on Sony Computer Entertainment's PlayStation®Vita

Today, we’re excited to announce that Skype will be enabling even more conversations with its upcoming availability on PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita). PS Vita users will have the opportunity to talk with friends and family around the globe with free Skype-to-Skype… Read more

A Bittersweet Wedding

Quite often, I turn on the TV, flip through a magazine or local newspaper, and see stories about Skype. Whether it's an army husband watching his baby's birth from Iraq, a classroom having a virtual field trip, or a grandmother… Read more

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