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News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype 5.5 for Windows update: Support for Windows 8

Today we have released an update to Skype 5.5 for Windows. With this update we have introduced support for Microsoft Windows 8. Upgrade Skype now. We are always interested to hear your feedback on Skype, so please discuss your views… Read more

What do people really think of Skype?

We really enjoyed Business Insider's online story today. We love it that Business Insider took their story out to average people for 'man on the street' interviews asking their opinion about Skype. Check out the video:… Read more

Royals Round-Up

The past few weeks, we've heard a lot of chatter surrounding royal families using Skype and we love it! A couple weeks ago, Skype created a survey to see which member of the royal family Britons would most like to… Read more

A Day In The Life of Skype #Infographic

We thought it would be fun to show some impressive numbers about the typical day on Skype. The vibrancy of Skype – we attribute to all of you, who find that Skype is wonderful, useful, and universal in everyday… Read more

The Modern Day Book Club with Meg Wolitzer

Earlier this summer, we told you about the exciting partnership with MORE Magazine in which nine lucky book clubs could submit for the chance to be part of a virtual book club with author Meg Wolitzer. On August 7th, the… Read more

Introducing @SkypeSupport on Twitter

In June, we rolled out our new community, the Skype Support Network. In July, we expanded our Support Network on Skype's Facebook page. Today, we're really excited to roll out @skypesupport, our new Twitter account, to provide help, tips, information,… Read more

Skype 5.5 for Windows Hotfix: Automatic sign-in issue resolved

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 5.5 for Windows. In this hotfix we have resolved an issue with the automatic sign-in process, which occurred when Skype was starting up with the computer. On previous builds of Skype… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Mac Hotfix

Skype 5.3 for Mac Hotfix Released. Today we've released an update to Mac (version 5.3.0.1093) which includes following fixes: Sometimes Skype crashed during video calls Fixes a problem in Norwegian localization which could lead to client freeze We recommend that… Read more

Digital Artist Uses Skype for Transatlantic Portrait Painting Sessions

For San Francisco-based digital artist David Newman, a specialist in painting life portraits with the iPad, Skype has enabled him to expand his portrait painting studio to anywhere in the world that has an internet connection. Photo by Peter Blacksberg…. Read more

Your #ILOVESKYPE Stories

We've seen a lot of response with the #ILOVESKYPE moments you are sharing for Skype's 8th Birthday. Here are our eight favorites. 1) @GeneralMattina: @Skype 92 yr old Grandmama in PA Skyping my sister in LA. #ILOVESKYPE http://twitpic.com/6d985o 2) @Rorymi6:… Read more

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