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Join JacksGap in the fight against climate change

JacksGap

We’ve always loved following JacksGap on their adventures around the world. Where they go we follow. So now that the guys have their sights set on raising their voices and educating the world on climate change, they’re inviting all of us to join them and be part of the movement. We recently caught up with … Read more

Skype celebrates this year’s CNN Heroes

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For nine years, CNN has taken the time to acknowledge the year’s biggest heroes, and this year Skype joined in to help celebrate and commemorate the honorees. This year’s top ten philanthropists came from all places and walks of life – but shared one dream: changing the world. Covering everything from veteran support, to medical … Read more

Day One: Amazing momentum from Microsoft’s global Skype-a-Thon

Skype-a-Thon

Microsoft’s Global Skype-a-Thon is officially underway and we’re thrilled by the overwhelming participation from classes all over the world! Educators and students from across the globe have banded together in celebration of learning without borders, building new relationships and creating truly life-changing lessons. In just one day, we’ve surpassed our goal of one million virtual … Read more

Free international Skype calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu, India

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UPDATE 3. We hope our offer of free Skype calls to landlines and mobiles into Tamil Nadu has been helpful to those affected by the recent devastation in the region.  As of Friday December 11 we are reinstating our normal calling prices, however Skype to Skype audio/video calls will remain free for everyone. For information … Read more

Skype 7.16 for Windows app – making it easier to share content

Skype for Windows

Instant messaging is more fun when you get to share. Today, we’re excited to launch Skype 7.16 for Windows app with several improvements to how you share. Media toolbar Sharing shouldn’t take too many clicks – as such we’ve released a new toolbar which you can use to quickly share photos, files, video messages, contacts and … Read more

Are you sitting comfortably? Here’s the story of Skype and the Magic Puffballs

Alonda Williams

A few weeks ago, we published a story about the three dancers in our new feature video, and highlighted how easy it is to start a chat on Skype by sharing a unique link via email, Facebook, WhatsApp, or Twitter and invite people to join the conversation. Today, we’re bringing you the story of author … Read more

How to share photos, files and more with Skype on your mobile

Skype for Android

When we added video to Skype calls ten short years ago, the ability to share important moments with loved ones took a big step forward. It’s only natural that they would, because our world and the conversations that we as people have with each other are made up of so much more than what can … Read more

100,000 hours over Skype: ¡Felicidades!

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It’s been a few years since we checked in with 121 Spanish, an online Spanish language school where teachers tutor students over Skype. Just this past month they hit an impressive milestone: 100,000 hours of classes over Skype! Craig Jull’s school has come a long way since its founding in 2006. Now with over 1,000 … Read more

Your Thanksgiving mission, should you choose to accept it…

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Everyone thinks their Thanksgiving traditions are the best, but what happens when spies get involved? Over the past few days, our Skype social channels have witnessed a series of Thanksgiving heists that we’ve compiled here for your festive viewing pleasure. Get the briefing on all this year’s Thanksgiving attendees with our file sharing feature. Your … Read more

Skype gets squash fans in on the action

World Squash Championships

Last week, the world’s best squash players gathered in Bellevue, Washington to compete in one of the most prestigious squash tournaments – the PSA World Tour 2015 Men’s World Squash Championships. It all came to a head on Sunday night, as France’s Greg Gaultier took on Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, coming out on top in straight … Read more

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