Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype for Mac Chat Style Competition – stage 1 winners announced!

In late March, we announced our first-ever competition allowing users to submit their ideas for a new Skype for Mac chat style. While there is still time for you to show your creative side and submit your designs for a… Read more

Skype Terms of Use Updated

We've made some important changes to the Skype EULA, Skype Terms of Service, Skype.com Terms of Use. These three documents have been combined into a single streamlined document 'Skype Terms of Use', which we hope you will find simpler and… Read more

School2Home teaches parents about digital literacy with Skype

On June 7th, teachers, parents and students were recognized for their hard work and help in developing School2Home, a model technology immersion program designed to close the Achievement Gap and the Digital Divide in California. The program has 10 core… Read more

Skype Premium Just Got Better

For business or pleasure, Skype Premium continues to provide new ways to keep in touch with the important people in your life. In addition to Group Video Calling, our 3 and 12 month Premium subscriptions now also include unlimited* calling… Read more

Skype joins forces with TELUS to bring affordable international calling rates to customers in Canada

I'm happy to announce that we've signed an agreement with TELUS, Canada's fastest* coast-to-coast 4G network, to bring Skype's affordable international calling rates to customers across Canada. We know that you want to take your Skype conversations with you on… Read more

Shopping Goes Digital with Video Calling

For those of us who hate crowded shopping malls, or simply can't sneak away from our desks to shop, online shopping is a godsend. But what about those of us who don't have time to shop, but don't have the… Read more

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

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