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Product News, Customer Stories and Updates from Skype

Announcing our Pundit Pursuit winners

The Football Republic

Way back in July, we called for soccer supporters to take part in the Pundit Pursuit — the quest to find fervent fans that could help co-present on The Football Republic’s five YouTube soccer channels: The Football Republic (for all fans), FullTimeDEVILS (for Manchester United fans), Blue Moon Rising TV (for Manchester City fans), Spurred On (for Tottenham Hotspur fans) and … Read more

Add fun filters to your Skype video messages in the latest Skype for Android, iPhone, and iPad

Video message filters

Skype is always looking for new ways to help you express yourself – we’ve recently launched new features such as Mojis, Skype Translator and our fantastic new range of emoticons, so you can express exactly how you feel. Today, we’re excited to launch video message filters in Skype for Android, iPhone and iPad – video … Read more

Artist Nolan Simon redefines digital art with Skype

Skype art

You’ve heard of oil paintings by the old masters, priceless watercolors and rare etchings coveted by highbrow collectors. But how about portraits painted over Skype video calling? Forget fusty auction houses, millionaire art enthusiasts and velvet ropes. This is digital art, but not as you know it. Detroit based artist Nolan Simon, recently embarked on … Read more

Show some savvy in your pumpkin carving with these Skype emoticon templates

Skype emoticons

Originating from an Irish myth about a man nicknamed “Stinky Jack”, the carving of jack-o’-lanterns at Halloween has been practiced for centuries. First performed on turnips, potatoes or beets, the craft was brought to the US by immigrants from the British Isles who adapted it to a fruit native to America: the pumpkin. (Yep, pumpkins … Read more

Getting the most out of Skype Translator

Skype translator

Recently we talked about how Skype Translator can help you communicate in a language other than your own. In my opinion it’s an amazing bit of technology, one of those things that makes you pause and think “I’m living in the future!” If you haven’t already seen it, here’s a short video to show you … Read more

College students take on campus life with a little help from Skype

Skype back to college

You’ve done it. You’re halfway through the semester already and the worries you had from being away from home and out on your own are slowly melting away. You’ve already found your best friend, pulled your first all-nighter, and found the quietest spot on campus to study for midterms. It may have been difficult to … Read more

Introducing: Skype’s Halloweek of tips & treats

Skype emoticons

The decorative gourds are out, the cobwebs are hanging and Halloween is upon us. In honor of one of our favorite days, we’re turning Skype into the official one-stop-shop for all things Halloween. From the best (and most delicious) themed recipes, to decorations and costumes, we’re surrendering our Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube pages to … Read more

Great Scott, Skype went Back to the Future!

Skype Back to the Future

Calling all Back to the Future super fans! Today, October 21, 2015 at 4:29pm is a landmark date for science fiction enthusiasts: the date the Doc and Marty McFly jumped in the DeLorean for a second time and traveled to the future! 30 years on and we’re feeling nostalgic as Back to the Future II … Read more

Smooth starts to your Skype meetings

skype emoticons

When it comes to audio and video calling in the workplace, Skype for Business is a brilliant solution which combines the familiar experience of Skype with all the enterprise-level security and control you need for your business communications. However, if you’re working in a smaller team of up to 25 individuals, Skype could be an … Read more

A dash of inspiration and a pinch of Skype magic creates The World Cooking Project

World Cooking Project

Technology is a great way of uniting people. Whether through a cute cat video, or maybe a well-rehearsed pout. But Sara Dietrich, CEO of The World Cooking Project, has found an ingenious recipe that really brings people together from all over the world. She explains her love of food and how she was inspired to … Read more

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