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Skype Bot developer update: cards, groups and more

Skype Bots framework update

Since the Skype Bot Platform was announced at Build in March we’ve had over 30,000 developers start building bots. Today we’re excited to announce some great new features for bot developers with the latest update of the Microsoft Bot Framework. Groups Make Skype Bots that are more productive—or just entertaining—for groups of users. Bots can now … Read more

Shortening the distance between home and traveling abroad

Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism was selling tours of the Coliseum in Rome, Italy

Tara Cappel has a passion for travel. So much so that she started her own travel company called For The Love Of Travel to make it easier for busy, career-oriented young people to experience the mind-opening benefits of travel while still having a full-time job. Where it all began – Tara’s first job in tourism … Read more

New improved photo, video and document sharing on Skype

Skype cloud file sharing

Millions of people use Skype to send holiday photos, videos, and documents every day, making file sharing one of Skype’s most popular features. As part of our mission to modernize Skype, we’re pleased to announce some improvements to this feature, making it easier to use and more reliable for everyone, on every device. Share, even … Read more

Introducing free Skype Meetings

Introducing free Skype Meetings

We always love hearing about the original ways you use Skype and have noticed that quite a few of you use our technology to run meetings for your small business. Today, we’re excited to introduce a new meeting solution for small businesses in the U.S.: Skype Meetings. For all the details, please head over to … Read more

On trend and always online. Skype meets a virtual fashion stylist

An example of one of Mia’s interior projects shot by Kiersten Ladzinski

“A girl should be two things… classy and fabulous.” — Coco Chanel Founder of Mia Collins Design, Mia is a personal stylist and interior designer who has a passion for all things to do with fashion. We were especially intrigued with the way she consults clients over Skype—helping to inject wardrobes with new life, create … Read more

Skype Moments of the Month – Highlights (June 2016)

Skype Moments of the Month (June 2016)

Whether you’re reuniting with someone special or learning from the experts, Skype makes it simple to bring a faraway loved one into your home or an elusive guest speaker into your classroom. When distance is no longer an obstacle, it’s truly limitless just how much we can learn from and about one another. Over the … Read more

مرحبا ,שלום, Say Hello to Skype for Android in Hebrew and Arabic

Skype 7.05 for Android now support Arabic and Hebrew

Today, we’re excited to announce Skype 7.05 for Android, which brings new language support for two right-to-left (RTL) scripts, Arabic and Hebrew as well as general improvements and fixes.If your device is currently set for Arabic or Hebrew, simply update Skype now to automatically switch to your device OS language next time you sign in … Read more

Sharing the Frendly Gathering music festival with new and old frends

Skype gives fans a behind the scenes look into the Frendly Gathering Music Festival

Over the weekend music fans used Skype to give fellow fans a behind-the-scenes look into the 6th annual Frendly Gathering music festival. Frendly Gathering was founded by professional snowboarders Jack Mitrani and Danny Davis. Their mission was to create an inclusive musical event for their frends and guests, where there is no “I” in “Frends.” … Read more

Combining the ancient art of feng shui with Skype technology

Dana Claudat

Feng shui is the practice of harmonizing people with their environment—an ancient art often used to orient buildings and also spiritual structures such as tombs. These days it is still being used by people to bring harmony and good fortune to their homes. We found out how Dana Claudat, a renowned interior designer and founder … Read more

“Grannies” go global: Skype helps connect students and e-mediators

One of the Grannies reads to children

A couple of years ago, we introduced you to the School in the Cloud, a global experiment in self-organized learning. The School in the Cloud allows children from all social backgrounds and circumstances to engage and connect with information and the Big Questions through interaction with the “Grannies”—a group of 100 active e-mediators. We recently … Read more

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