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Introducing Working Smarter with Skype, a new video series

Mike

Skype’s community of business users is filled with men and women like you, who are experts in launching and growing entrepreneurial ventures. We’ve profiled many in this blog, and literally thousands more are out there pursuing their dreams on their own terms. It’s an inspiring group. Working Smarter with Skype Since it doesn’t make sense … Read more

Skype 2.10 for Windows Phone 8: now with Video Messaging

We’re excited to announce Video Messaging is now available to Windows Phone 8 users in the Skype for Windows Phone 8 update released today. The launch of Video Messaging on Windows Phone 8 marks another step forward in Skype’s Mobile Future journey to bring great Skype experiences across devices. In this update, we’ve also addressed … Read more

Not All Those Who Browse Are Lost

I often post information here which, I hope, helps people with issues they’re having with Skype. But this isn’t the only place you can come to for information on Skype. Skype Support is jam-packed with everything you ever wanted to know about Skype. Today I’m going to give you a few tips on the best … Read more

Celebrating Top Ways to Use Skype in the Classroom

To honor Skype’s 10th anniversary, we want to highlight the many ways Skype brings people together each and every day. We are very proud of what Skype has become during this past decade – especially its role as an educational tool. Skype’s education program, Skype in the classroom, breaks down classroom walls and allows children … Read more

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!

BlogHer

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

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