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Top 3 Tips for Veterans Transitioning into the Civilian Workforce

Today we honor our brave veterans. These men and women put their lives on the line for the safety of our country. But when they return home from war, they face a new and different kind of battle when they try to find jobs. According to a 2012 survey by Prudential, Inc., 60% of new … Read more

Skype Brings Fans to Marvel’s Thor: The Dark World

Skype and Marvel – together again! The last time Skype and Marvel came together resulted in an event in LA that brought together troops at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, WA with their families and the stars of Marvel’s Iron Man 3. The troops also enjoyed a simultaneous screening of the LA premiere, live from … Read more

Born Friends: The Story of Sarah and Paige

Many of us have a friend we have known our whole life – usually the kid down the street or the child of your parents’ close friends with whom you grew up. But, we were moved to share the story of Sarah and Paige, teens with a life-long bond, despite the fact that they live … Read more

Top 5 Exciting New Features for Skype for Xbox One

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At Microsoft, we’ve been working hard to create a whole new TV experience that delivers the best Skype communications experience on Xbox One right in your living room. With the launch of Xbox One on November 22, we want to show off the top five most exciting features coming with Skype for Xbox One! No. … Read more

Working Smarter, with Skype: Amy McIlwain

Business owner and travel enthusiast Amy McIlwain, founder of Financial Social Media, knew she wanted to be an entrepreneur as early as age five when she spearheaded her own lemonade stand. Check out the interview below for some of her best tips for how to run a successful business from anywhere on the globe as … Read more

Feature evolution and support for the Skype Desktop API

One of the exciting things about communications is that the field and the technology are always changing and at Skype, we are continually investing in technology improvements to keep bringing innovation in communications to as many of our users as possible. As Mark Gillett described in his Technology Changes to Improve the Skype Experience blog … Read more

Rerouted: A Skype Travel Challenge – 2 Weeks, 5 Cities, Plenty of Detours

Our Travel Brand Ambassador, Mike from Kick the Grind, is going on a European adventure – and you’re his ticket home. We’re going to drop Mike in Istanbul and he will be relying on your help to get him from Turkey to Turkey Day – he’ll be powered by only a Surface Pro 2, Windows … Read more

Getting Yourself Video-Ready In Windows 8.1

I’ve been looking through some of the questions that people have been asking about Skype for Windows 8.1. I spotted a few questions related to the use of a webcam and so today I’d like to dig a bit deeper into setting yourself up for a video call. I’m going to touch on how to … Read more

Why I Became a Ghost Hunter

Ghost hunting is not just the stuff of fiction and children’s stories. Real life “Paranormal Investigators” are hard at work seeking the truth about phantoms, apparitions, disembodied voices and other mysteries. Paranormal investigator and national radio personality Spencer Hughes explains, “I work with a ghost hunting partner to track down ghosts and try to interact … Read more

Carving Skype Emotipumpkins

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In the week leading up to Halloween, Skype social fans voted on their favorite emoticons to be carved into jack o’ lanterns. Partnering with extreme pumpkin carver Tom Nardone, we used power tools and fire to carve up the (devil), (party) and (puke) emoticons! When he’s not in his shop carving, Tom told us that … Read more

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