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Say Hello to Skype for the Nokia X Family

We’re at Mobile World Congress this week, and whether or not you are in Barcelona, you cannot escape the innovation and excitement around the mobile space. In fact, each month, the growth rate of new users coming to Skype on a tablet or phone is double what it was the year before. And Skype continues … Read more

TODAY Show Host Plays Mystery Skype

I remember my childhood geography lessons. A whole class period was spent memorizing the location of continents and countries, while attempting to imagine something about how other students lived in these faraway places. If my classmates and I were lucky, we had a pen pal that we exchanged letters and photos with through the mail … Read more

Just Say Hello

A quick hello, a warm smile, a friendly wave. These simple gestures can spark meaningful human interaction, which has been proven to have a stunningly positive effect on your health and happiness. That’s why O, The Oprah Magazine has partnered with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Skype to get the world talking again, face-to-face. We live in an era when we are more connected … Read more

Busy? Skype for Mac 6.14 Lets You Manage Your Time and Availability More Easily

Today we have released Skype for Mac 6.14. Many of you have busy schedules and are always looking for ways to better manage your availability online, and this version of Skype for Mac helps you do just that.  In addition, we‘ve made some changes to improve compatibility with OS X Mavericks. Do Disturb Did you … Read more

Ask Victoria Beckham Your Questions on Skype

Have you ever wanted to find out what life is really like for a top fashion designer? We are giving fans the chance to ask Victoria Beckham via Skype video message about her fashion journey and her creative inspiration on The Skype Collaboration Project. You’ll be able to see Victoria answer some of your questions … Read more

Express Your Yoga Intentions on Instagram with Skype

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“If you don’t share your gifts, you lose them.” I’m a person who never stops moving. I’m a mom of six, a certified yoga instructor, a cancer survivor, and am devoted to living a new, healthy life centered with yoga and Ayurvedic studies. I’m proud to be part of the Skype Moment Makers community, as the … Read more

Microsoft Lync-Skype Connectivity v2 Adds Video and More!

During his keynote at this year’s Lync Conference in Las Vegas today, Derek Burney, the Corporate Vice President, Strategic Relations and Solutions for Microsoft Lync, gave the first public demonstration of video calling between Lync and Skype! I’m the Principal Program Manager for Lync-Skype connectivity v2 and I wanted to share some of the technical improvements we’re … Read more

A Hop, A Skype and a Jump to Windows 8.1

If you haven’t made the jump yet from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1, what’re you waiting for? I call it a jump but really it’s more of a short hop. Your files, desktop applications, user accounts and settings will come with you and you can keep working while the update is taking place, so you … Read more

Songwriter Uses Skype to Help Students Weather the Storm

Harsh winter weather in the Southeastern U.S. recently forced students and teachers in some cities to spend the night in their classrooms. Roger Day, a father of three and an award-winning children’s singer and songwriter who lives in Nashville, Tennessee heard about these snowed-in students. He knew music would bring comfort and joy to the anxious … Read more

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