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Skype Labs: Five Years of Innovation

Can you imagine a world without numbers? The Pirahã people, in the northwest jungle of Brazil, have one of the world’s few examples of an anumeric language. Think about how difficult it would be in our everyday lives, or on Skype, to express quantities only through approximations, as do the Pirahã. By looking at a … Read more

Skype in the Classroom Builds Friendships across Borders

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When students at St. Anselm Catholic Elementary School in Toronto sang, “I love you in the morning and in the afternoon” through a Skype video call to their new friends at an orphanage in Uganda, time zones and differences melted away. The call was part of the CHAT to the Future program, which regularly connects … Read more

A Workday Without Skype Isn’t Much of a Workday At All

I recently wrote about taking things for granted, like how easy it is to start a Skype call. That got me thinking about other things I take for granted while working at Skype, and one of them is Skype itself. I would really struggle through my work day without Skype and in the tips below, … Read more

Share Your Style in the Boyfriend Jeans Challenge

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When it comes to fashion, it’s easy to stay on top of the latest trends, but developing an iconic personal style is a challenge. As style icon Coco Chanel once said, “Fashion fades, only style remains the same.” A quick Skype video call, photo share, or video message are the most efficient ways to compare … Read more

Skype Is the Perfect Way To Share Wonderful Experiences

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Skype has been part of my life ever since I moved to New York City eight years ago. What began as a way to stay in touch with friends and family back home in Romania, evolved in a daily ritual to stay connected with people around the world, whether home in NYC or on the … Read more

Skype for Modern Windows 2.6: Fast Cross Device Syncing of Your Messages and Calls

A new version of Skype for modern Windows is now available in the Windows Store. With this update, if you have Skype running on multiple devices, your read chats and picked up calls will sync automatically. Got that ring? When you pick up a call on any device and your modern Skype is on, the … Read more

“The Modern Woman Is a Person Who Pursues Her Dreams”

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In honor of International Women’s Day, Skype celebrates women, all women: professionals and stay-at-home moms, single and married, from Honolulu to Paris to Tokyo. The status of women in society and industry is in steady evolution. That said, traditionally male career fields, like engineering, still only count a small percentage of female pioneers among their … Read more

3 Women Changing the World Through Technology

On Saturday we will celebrate International Women’s Day. This year’s theme of “Inspiring Change” encourages advocacy for women’s advancement everywhere, in every way. At Microsoft, we are celebrating women who have and will change the world through technology with a particular focus on those who are inspiring more women to get involved in science, technology, … Read more

Words Come To Life When Students And Authors Read Together Via Skype

The ritual of reading out loud is a special one for both children and parents.  As mother to two boys, my memories of snuggling with them on the couch reading stories before bed are precious. Going from being narrator to my insistent audience (“Again! Again! But make the villain sound more evil”), to helping them … Read more

Starting a Skype Call on a Different Foot

It’s human nature to pay the least attention to the things you do the most. How to start a Skype call is a great example of this. It’s so easy to do, you might think you know all about it already. Today I’m going to change that with some tips for starting a call in … Read more

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