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Skype in the Classroom Teacher takes students on an inter-planetary field trip

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Erik McFarland is an 8th grade science teacher and recently took his students on the trip of a lifetime with Skype in the Classroom. Here is his story. I had the wonderful opportunity to do research at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, California as part of a program that gave teachers scientific research experience. … Read more

Using Skype with a newborn at home

At Skype we love helping our users share experiences and tender moments. One time of life where those moments seem to be around every corner is when there’s a newborn in the family. It’s a magic time, but it’s also absolutely exhausting for the new mom and dad. With grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends … Read more

Working from Home? Manage Tasks (& Teams) with Skype

Today, the number of Americans working from home, skipping dreaded commutes and opting for a home-brewed (pajama-clad) pot of coffee now nears 3.2 million people. Through these current, tech-geared times, Skype is happy to help you skip any traffic-induced headaches and delve into (or divvy up) projects that matter, wherever you are. Not only are … Read more

Futuristic Orchestra Stars New York Subway Musicians & Skype

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On a sunny September morning, mid Bryant Park, Ljova Zhurbin stood surrounded by an array of laptop-supporting folding chairs. With screens featuring 11 of the city’s celebrated subway musicians over Skype, the city’s first digital orchestra—once isolated within their separate subway stations—joined together in a timely beat. A beat that was created solely with the … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

Traveling the world or moving to a new place can broaden your horizons and provide you with once in a lifetime experiences, but being away from loved ones can often make you homesick. In these Skype Moments of the week, world travelers, everyday adventurers and globetrotting foodies share some of their most precious Skype Moments. … Read more

Skype Translator Early Preview – Sign-Up Opens Today!

In May, Satya Nadella and Skype Corporate Vice President Gurdeep Singh Pall unveiled Skype Translator, Microsoft’s breakthrough in real-time speech translation at Re/code’s inaugural Code Conference. Since then, the engineering team has been hard at work to get the technology behind Skype Translator ready for a preview release. Starting today, we are rolling out a … Read more

Fans use video messages to interview Taylor Swift on Jimmy Kimmel Live

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We’re always looking for new ways to bring people closer together. So when Taylor Swift announced that she would be appearing on Jimmy Kimmel Live, we put our heads together and came up with the perfect way to get fans closer to the songstress herself. Knowing that Jimmy Kimmel wouldn’t be the only one with … Read more

Mayra Hurtado is overjoyed to be Skype’s Photography Ambassador in Mexico

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A few weeks ago, we announced the upcoming launch of Moment Makers in Mexico and Brazil. Now, we’re getting to know a brand new group of influential and passionate Moment Makers. Mayra Hurtado is a Mexican photographer and fashion blogger who represented her home city of Guadalajara in the Skype City Sights photo collaboration. She … Read more

Frank Bell and Samir Maamari Jam over Skype

During a recent Skype jam session, Skype Music Ambassador Frank Bell and fellow Music Moment Maker Samir Mamaari showed us technology’s potential to aid musical collaboration. Frank explained that collaboration is a crucial part of the songwriting process for musicians, saying, “Songwriting is about being open with someone and their ideas, and Skype allows that … Read more

How to have some Halloween fun with Skype

So Skype users, are you ready for All Hallows’ Eve this Friday? Whether your carefully crafted costume gets shown off at parties or on your neighbors’ doorsteps, it’s a holiday that offers fun for young and old. As you know, I love to have some fun of my own here on the Tips and Tricks … Read more

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