Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype Gets More Social with Deeper Facebook Integration

We are excited to announce the new Skype 5.5 Beta version for Windows, which enhances the user experience and features new updates to Skype based on user feedback. Skype is also continuing to bring people together whenever they are apart… Read more

Skype at The Webby Awards

You may remember that last month, we learned the exciting news that Skype won the Webby People's Voice Award in the Best Practices category. Well, the excitement didn't stop there! This week, two members of the Skype team, Mark Lacroce,… Read more

"If not for Skype, my wife would have left me by now!" How Skype is improving relationships for UNHCR employees.

"Skype is the main mode of communication to keep in touch with my family," says Haridass Sriram, a UNHCR field protection officer in Aweil, South Sudan. "Everyday I call them using Skype. I can see my two twins who are… Read more

Skype 5.3 for Windows update – Removed Skype Extras Manager

We have updated Skype 5.3 for Windows. With this newly released build we have removed the Extras Manager from Skype and in addition we have made some stability improvements. Please upgrade your Skype now. Skype Extras Manager provided access… Read more

Summer Jetsetting with Skype

Next Tuesday, June 21, marks the Summer Solstice, the first day of summer. As the weather quickly warms up and schools go out of session, many friends and family members are likely packing up their bags and saying "adios!" as… Read more

UNHCR dad sees his twin daughters and wife on Skype video everyday

Our partnership with UNHCR announced in November 2010 is having a positive effect on the relationships and well-being of many UNHCR employees. Here's one story. "As far as I am concerned, Skype is the main mode of communication to keep… Read more

Skype announces partnership with Comcast to bring Skype (HD) video calling to more living rooms

We're excited to announce a partnership with Comcast, the largest provider of internet and cable service in the U.S. We see a lot of synergies in teaming up with Comcast to enable their customers to communicate with family and… Read more

Partnership with Children holds Conflict Resolution 'Summit" between High Schools in Detroit and NYC thanks to Skype

Effective education requires not just teachers who are prepared to teach, but students whose hearts and minds are open and ready to learn. For many children living in poverty, the daily circumstances of their lives can hinder this readiness -whether… Read more

Hello!

With Peter's passing of the torch, I wanted to introduce myself as Skype's new Head of Social Media. I've been at Skype for the last four years working on the PR team and have supported our social media efforts since… Read more

Skype's Take on Vishing (Voice Phishing)

Skype is aware of so-called ‘vishing’ (or voice phishing) attacks, where a recorded call is made to a person to try and coax them to do something, like share personal information via phone or visit a Web site to download… Read more

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