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Military Members Using Skype To Stay Connected

This Saturday, May 21, marks the United States Armed Forces Day. This holiday was established to recognize and thank our country's military members for their hard work and patriotic service overseas. Being thousands of miles away from home, we can… Read more

Reminder: keep Skype for Mac up to date

Last Friday, we switched on update notifications for the latest version of Skype for Mac. When you launch Skype or when you click Skype > Check for Updates…, you will see this: Click Update to download the new version. The… Read more

Skype Salutes Entrepreneurs During National Small Business Week

National Small Business Week (May 16-20) kicks off today and we pause to celebrate the entrepreneurial spirit and the powerful impact made from small businesses across the country. Running a successful small business has always been hard and it is… Read more

Skype on Primetime Television

It was another big week of actors and singers talking about or using Skype on daytime and late night television. We loved when "Mad Men" actor Jon Hamm and host Conan O'Brien joked about using Skype with President Obama this… Read more

Brain Based Learning over Skype works for Nepal Students

Time and again, we've discovered at Teach The World Online that students only improve when teaching methods are used which correspond with studies in neuroscience on how the brain learns. Two years ago, Lhamo Tsering a very smart 14 year-old… Read more

Cram Time: Studying for exams with Skype

It's May and schools in the United States are wrapping up the school year. This means students have to buckle down with their classroom notes and textbooks, and begin preparing for final exams. While exam week is never fun, Skype… Read more

Skype and Microsoft press conference live video feed

Today's Skype and Microsoft press conference begins at 0800 PDT / 1600 BST 1700 CEST. You can watch the live video feed above…. Read more

Microsoft will acquire Skype

I’m excited to announce that Skype and Microsoft have entered into a definitive agreement whereby Microsoft will acquire Skype for $8.5 billion US. It is an exciting day for all of us at Skype – we’ve taken a significant step… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Today, we've released an update to Mac (version 5.1.0.935) that has: * Security updates * Resolves video freezing in high-packet loss networks * Fixes minor bugs We recommend that everyone upgrades to the newly released build. For more information about… Read more

Today's Skype for Mac update

Earlier today, we published another update for Skype for Mac users. This latest version (5.1.0.935) includes all of the security fixes from our April 14th release (5.1.0.922), as well as some additional product fixes. Now that this update has finished… Read more

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