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Skype & London Mela Celebrate South Asian Culture

Join Skype at the world-famous London Mela on September 1st. “Mela,” a Sanskrit word meaning “gathering,” has become a major celebration throughout the global South Asian diaspora. And now in its 11th year, the London Mela is Europe’s largest South Asian festival and a much-anticipated annual cultural event for the city. The festival will have … Read more

Skype Celebrates a Decade of Meaningful Conversations!

In 2003, the human genome was sequenced to 99.99% accuracy, moviegoers flocked to see Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Finding Nemo, and J.K. Rowling released her fifth Harry Potter book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix.” And on August 29th that year, Niklas Zennström and Janus Friis founded what … Read more

Free WiFi for Skype Premium Users!

UPDATE: It’s our anniversary, but you get the present. Each and every Skype user will receive, as of today, 30 minutes (two connections of up to 15 minutes each) of free WiFi at any of our two million Skype WiFi partner hotspots.  The offer begins at 12:00 AM on August 29 and ends at 12 AM on August … Read more

10 Cool Ways Companies Use Skype!

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Happy birthday to us! Here at Skype we’re lucky to have spent the past decade doing what we love: helping people do things together, whenever they’re apart. We’re proud to say that more than 300 million people around the globe use Skype to stay in touch with those who are most important in their lives, … Read more

10 Amazing Skype Stories Captured on Video

It’s hard to believe that Skype has existed for 10 whole years, but – at the same time – it’s even harder to imagine life before Skype. Over this last decade, the little startup from Estonia came to change they way  we interact with the people who are most important to us, no matter where they … Read more

Where Oh Where Has My Video Call Button Gone?

You might have spotted my recent post in which I talked about some frequently asked questions about Skype status. Well this week I’ve been digging through some more questions from Skype Support. Two common questions were related to the availability of video calls in Skype for Windows desktop, “Why does the video call button have … Read more

Most Interesting Places for Skype Calls

From our own backyards to places all around the world, we use Skype for a taste of life from every corner of the planet. Check out some of the most interesting places Skype has been used. At the North Pole Although he didn’t see Santa, Mark Wood called from the icy tundra of the North … Read more

Back to School for Business Owners Too? Yes!

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Many people dread the end of summer, what with the darker, colder days the end of the year brings in much of the world. But on the bright side, kids are heading back to school, a relief for many moms and dads. We often hear from many in the Skype for Business community about their … Read more

The Unexpected Star – Skype’s Greatest Cameos!

From the small screen to the big screen, Skype has had many Hollywood moments over the last decade. Check out these amazing cameo appearances by Skype on film, TV and in the news. Check out some of our faves: Iron Man 3 How does the most technologically advanced man in the world – Tony Stark … Read more

War Veterans Movie Shows Power of Human Connection

“This is a small movie about a really big subject,” says Martin Papazian of his film LEAST AMONG SAINTS. Martin wrote, directed and starred in this story about an Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) who takes on a new mission: caring for a boy from a broken home back in … Read more

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