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Skype’s Pursuit of the Perfect Video Call

The debut of Skype video calls forever changed how the world communicates. But, at Skype, we were never satisfied with just being able to make a video call. As people were still marveling at the “Wow, I can see you on my computer” moment, we had already set out to pioneer an ever richer and … Read more

Skype Blog Restored, No Customer Information Compromised

On Jan. 1, 2014, we became aware of a targeted cyber-attack that led to access to Skype’s social media properties on Facebook, Twitter and this blog. We quickly reset the credentials used to manage these properties.  No user information was compromised, and Skype’s service was not affected. For more information about the steps we’re taking … Read more

Getting The Best Connection For Skype

Well the holidays are gone, but that doesn’t mean we’re going to stop handing out tips for you to get great quality Skype calls. Be sure to check the tips and tricks archive for recent tips on setting up the perfect Skype call, using the right tools for the job and more. As I’m sure … Read more

The 6 Best Reasons to Stay up After Midnight on #NYE

1) The dancing just isn’t done yet. Unless you have kids, are among the 1% of people who were able to find a babysitter for New Years Eve, and said babysitter has to go home at 12:01 AM, we can’t think of any non-emergency-related reason to stop dancing after midnight, after 1 AM (or 2 … Read more

Track Santa With Skype!

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How does Santa Claus manage to visit so many houses in a single night? Where is he now? How much longer until he gets here? Since 1955, resourceful parents have answered their children’s Santa questions by tracking St. Nick’s journey on North American Aerospace Defense Command’s (“NORAD’s”) array of radar, jets, and satellites. This year, … Read more

Skype Acts As Conduit for Diverse Learners to Aid Students with Disabilities

College can be tough, especially between classes, study time, work and family obligations. It can be even tougher for those with additional challenges like a learning disability. Enter Diverse Learners — an organization that provides support services to university students with dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADD/ADHD, mental health issues or other chronic conditions such as fibromyalgia — … Read more

Boundaries Don’t Stop These Co-Workers Making Beautiful Things

When we first dreamed up the Skype Collaboration Project, one of the most inspiring brands we wanted to work with was Los Angeles-based Apolis. Their motto is “Advocacy through Industry,” and they believe in the power of business to make global change. The word apolis means ‘Global Citizen’ and they take that responsibility very seriously. … Read more

Hardware Tips for Great Skype Calls

For a lot of Skype users the next few days will be all about holiday celebrations and being with family near and far. Recently I wrote some tips on setting yourself up for a great Skype call and today I’d like to expand on that with tips for gearing up. Perfect timing for some last-minute … Read more

Like Fashion? Learn from the Experts With Skype!

Calling all aspiring fashion designers and creatives! Skype has enlisted top global fashion industry experts to participate in two group video calls – ‘The Spark’ and ‘Fashion & Technology’ as part of the Skype conversation series.  Anyone can watch and learn from these inspiring people. Fashion journalist & television personality Louise Roe hosts both calls; … Read more

Transform your Passions Into a Career

Mar Dixon is from a family of nine siblings and stepsiblings. She grew up with round-the-clock social interaction with her brothers and sisters. Hence, she became what Malcom Gladwell might classify as a “maven,” in that she can’t help herself but share useful information with those around her. Throughout the 80s and 90s, Mar was … Read more

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