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Well I woke up this morning… and taught the blues over Skype

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It’s not every day you get to sit down with a virtuoso. In his three decades of playing and teaching blues harp harmonica, Michael Rubin has jammed and recorded with some of the leading lights of roots music. He performed on Broadway in the Tony-nominated musical “The Civil War” and even played the national anthem … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share your questions on Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

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Canada’s newest Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has captured the world’s attention with his liberal political policies, charm and good looks. Trudeau defeated Conservative incumbent Stephen Harper in 2015 with an unprecedented wave of support reminiscent of Obama’s 2008 campaign. As the son of former Prime Minister Pierre Elliott Trudeau, his election into office marked his return … Read more

Stay in touch with your cat over Skype

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As far as communicating by video call goes, we’ve seen a lot of ingenious and fantastic ways that people use Skype. And this one is definitely one of them. We spoke to Claire Anzai, a student at Ochanomizu University, Japan and discovered the inspiration behind the Itaneko project, an ingenious way to play with your cat … Read more

Set yourself a Skype new year’s resolution

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Ringing in a new year is often accompanied by traditions, some more serious than others. One of them might be champagne: Another? New year’s resolutions! You’ve probably got a few “So, any new year’s resolutions?” over the past few days. Of course the start of a new year isn’t the only time to set goals … Read more

A global “Happy New Year”!

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Welcoming the new year is a time for celebration, and with so many of you calling an “old acquaintance” in different countries to wish them well, it’s likely you’ll reach a friend or family member who doesn’t speak the same language as you. To help with that, we’ve created the guide below that includes time zones and languages so everyone … Read more

Help us choose holiday gifts for your favorite vloggers

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The holidays are here bringing with them family, friends, parties and (of course) gifts. While there’s nothing more joyous than reuniting with old relatives and lifelong friends, the frustration of not knowing what to get them is enough to turn even the jolliest elf into a Scrooge. But with a little help from Skype, this … Read more

It’s a hat trick — meet My Match Day’s third winner, Joannes

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For those of you who entered our My Match Day competition, it’s time to announce our third and final winner. Way back in September, Skype together with The Football Republic and  FullTimeDEVILS wanted to know how all you soccer fans celebrate your Manchester United match day. For those of you who entered, you’ll probably know … Read more

How to use Skype to share holiday spirit

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The holidays are a time when people want to gather with family and friends, but it’s not always easy to get together in person. At Skype, making it easier for you to stay connected when you’re apart, on whatever device you have, is at the heart of what we do. Skype wants to help you … Read more

2015: Skype’s year in review

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2015 has been a big year at Skype and we hope that the updates to our products helped you create those magical moments and gave you the freedom to connect with your family, friends and colleagues, wherever they may be. Here are a few highlights from this past year. New ways to get together One … Read more

Sharing made easy with Skype 6.8 for iPhone and iPad

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You may have noticed that we’re updating Skype for iPhone and iPad more often than ever. Our goal with each new release is to bring you something new to enjoy that helps you stay closer to friends and family. Today, we’re excited to release Skype 6.8 for iPhone and iPad – please head over to … Read more

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