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Introducing the 2014 Imagine Cup “Skype Award” Winners

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The Imagine Cup motto is: “Dream it. Build it. Live it.” For the past twelve years the world’s premier student technology competition, Imagine Cup, a Microsoft YouthSpark program has cultivated a spirit of entrepreneurialism and innovation.To date, over 1.75 million students from more than 190 countries have participated. This year, Microsoft introduced the Skype Award … Read more

Take it from the Top with Skype 5 for iPhone

Here on the Tips & Tricks blog I often focus on some of the less obvious features of Skype, the things you might not discover yourself. But whenever one of our versions of Skype goes through a big change I like to remind users how to do the basics before anything else. We recently released … Read more

Brewing up Business with Skype

We all know that communication plays a vital role when growing a company, but many overlook the power of face-to-face interactions in propelling even greater business success. Paul Toscano is a high-touch entrepreneur who has leveraged the strength of personal connections in building his thriving java empire. Joyride Coffee, a distributor headquartered in New York … Read more

Making Way for the Next Generation of Skype on Desktop

Skype is all about getting people together, whenever they’re apart. To ensure that we provide our users with the best communication experience possible, we are always looking for ways to enhance the features you use every day. As we look ahead to the future, we‘re focusing our efforts on bringing the latest and greatest to … Read more

Top Reasons to Have a Skype Video Call With Your Cat

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We were not at all surprised to hear that a recent poll, conducted by Hallmark, showed that one out of three cat owners use Skype to contact their beloved felines. Based on the number of cat photos our users share with us, we figured human-cat Skype calls were some of the most common types of … Read more

Skype 5.1 for iPhone: Bringing back more of the things you love

When we released the remastered Skype for iPhone last week, we didn’t take time off to celebrate. We listened to your feedback and immediately got to work addressing your comments. Today, Skype 5.1 for iPhone introduces some of the features you wanted most: You can now delete a conversation from the recent list with a … Read more

Skype gives fans the experience of a lifetime at Bonnaroo

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Last weekend, nearly 80,000 music fans gathered in Manchester, TN for the 2014 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Each day was packed with performances from artists such as ZZ Ward, Sam Smith, Arctic Monkeys and global music icons such as Elton John. From country music lovers to die-hard rock-and-roll fanatics, Skype and XBOX provided a … Read more

Skype 4.3 for Linux

Enjoy the upcoming summer with the fresh, new Skype for Linux version 4.3.0.37. Here is a preview of what you can expect: An updated UI Our new cloud-based Group Chat experience More reliable file transfer support when using multiple devices at once Greater accessibility by blind and visually impaired users PulseAudio 3.0 and 4.0 support … Read more

Happy Father’s Day: Keep Your Family Close with Skype

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Like most fathers, Nicholas Kerr wears many hats. Yes, he is “dad,” but he’s also a husband, a son, manager of the Bing Rewards redemption center and, last but not least, a New Zealand ex-pat living in the United States. Unlike most dads, Nicholas shares these many perspectives on his blog The Kerrant – “Rational … Read more

Skype at the X Games Austin 2014

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Jaw dropping stunts, world firsts and endless Skype blue slushies are just a few of the exciting things that helped Skype make incredible moments at the X Games Austin 2014. Skateboarder Mitchie Brusco took Skype video calls from several lucky fans whilst taking a ride down the Big Air mega ramp! See the amazing video: We … Read more

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