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Marine Mom to Celebrate Mother’s Day from Afghanistan on Skype

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Yahmise Hayes is a mother of two from Burgaw, North Carolina. This 22-year-old is also a Corporal in the United States Marine Corps, currently stationed at Camp Bastion in remote Afghanistan. Corporal Hayes is serving as an Administrative Specialist in Afghanistan until October, working 12 hours per day, 7 days per week. Her daughters are … Read more

The Skype Community Welcomes Its 2,000,000th User

The Skype Community recently passed a major milestone by welcoming its 2,000,000th registered user! We are thrilled that two million people from around the world have joined us to ask and answer questions, share stories and talk about Skype. In parenting people often talk about the terrible twos, but on the Community we’re planning for … Read more

Sharing Ideas, Breaking Boundaries

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Some of the world’s most innovative ideas were shared at the TED2014 conference in Vancouver, Canada last month. Skype Conversation Sessions germinated a number of fascinating discussions, and Skype was there to facilitate conversations with luminaries such as astronaut Chris Hadfield, Oscar nominee Jehane Noujaim and Sports Illustrated reporter David Epstein. One of those participating … Read more

Skype loves bringing groups together – with FREE group video calling

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When not in the office at Skype, I’m part of a cycling team with a group of four local friends. We’re training for a coast-to-coast charity cycling event but spend our weeks in separate parts of the world on business. As planning for our training days is a challenge, we often rely on Skype group video … Read more

Using Automatic Answering To Keep An Eye On Things

On the Skype Community, foxvalleyspirit recently shared a story about how they keep in contact with their pets during their holidays. It’s a great story and it also shows a little known feature of Skype that you could put to some creative uses – the ability to automatically answer Skype calls and turn on your … Read more

Least Possible Actions to Start a Call on Windows

Today I’d like to do things a little differently and introduce a new series of posts here on Tips & Tricks. The new series is called Least Possible Actions (LPA) and in it I’ll be taking some common Skype tasks and explaining how to do them with as little time and effort as possible. The … Read more

Skype Supports Clinton Foundation to Empower Girls and Young Women

Skype in the Classroom gives students a chance to participate in transformative learning experiences by virtually connecting with guest speakers and other classrooms around the globe.  Without leaving the walls of their school, students enjoy the diversity of cultural exchange, discussing in real time how global issues are impacting our world.  On April 17, four … Read more

Hop on Skype for an Easter Eggstravaganza

The Easter egg hunt is a timeless tradition celebrated by children of all ages across the world.  This year, invite relatives to share in the fun — no matter where they live — with Skype. Grandma and grandpa can send your child scrambling on an egg-hunt they planned from miles away. You can watch your … Read more

Win With the Great Skype Easter Egg Hunt

What’s Easter without an Easter egg hunt? At Skype we love searching for the colorful eggs as much as anybody. But this year we’ve put a twist on the classic egg hunt. The Easter Bunny has hopped around Skype’s social profiles and hidden 5 “eggmoticons”. They’ve been scattered across our Facebook, @Skype Twitter, @SkypeMoments Twitter, … Read more

Students Stand Atop Glacier Through Skype

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Eyjafjallajökull is the most complex name that you may just recognize. If it does ring a bell, that’s because it’s the ice-capped volcano that erupted in Iceland in 2010, shutting down air traffic across Europe and stranding millions of passengers worldwide.   Students from the US and UK recently visited the glacier atop the infamous volcano and saw, with their own eyes, how the ice is … Read more

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