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Who is your Everyday Hero?

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Send us a photo of your Everyday Hero for a chance to win a Marvel’s Iron Man 3 prize pack! Marvel’s Iron Man 3 had a special screening last week in London, and Skype was on the red carpet rubbing shoulders with the heroes of the latest blockbuster in the series – our Skype Reporter, … Read more

Say Hello to Skype on BlackBerry Q10

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A few weeks back, we announced that the Skype experience would soon be coming to the BlackBerry10 platform. The wait is now over! We’re delighted to tell you the Skype app is now available for download in a preview version for the BlackBerry Q10 from BlackBerry World. What can you expect? In this version, you’ll … Read more

Skype Brings Military Heroes and Their Families Together on the Red Carpet of Marvel’s Iron Man 3

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It’s safe to say that Tony Stark – self-described genius, billionaire, playboy, philanthropist – is a bit of a technology geek.  He has a degree from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and started Stark Industries, a multi-billion dollar international technology company.  Not to mention his superhero alter-ego, Iron Man, wears a technologically-advanced suit of armor.  Clearly … Read more

Up, Up and Away – Skype Tips for Frequent Flyers

You might have seen my recent tips on getting the most out of Skype while spending a few months abroad. Today I’ve got a few more tips for travelers, but this time I’m focusing on frequent flyers. If you won’t spend months in the same place but often take short trips abroad, there’s a lot … Read more

Celebrities Take to Skype to Promote Reading and Literacy to Classrooms

Sean Lowe Skype in the classroom call

Last month, Skype proudly celebrated World Read Aloud Day as a part of our Skype in the classroom program. This global day of literacy awareness is about taking action: action based on a belief that everyone should have the ability to read and write. Through Skype in the classroom, we’re helping motivate children, teens, and adults worldwide … Read more

Game On! Video Game Caster Uses Skype for Player Interviews

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“Oh wow, he just took a ROCKET TO THE FACE!” may not be a phrase you hear regularly, but with the new trend referred to as ‘shoutcasting’ (or simply ‘casting’), steadily climbing to its’ peak in popularity, you’ll likely hear a lot more like it. For the non-video gamers out there, casting is a new hobby of providing commentary for … Read more

Orangutans using Skype? Quit monkeying around!

Orangutans with iPad

We humans like to think that we’re on top of the world – after all, we are on top of the food chain, we’re the smartest beings on earth (on our best days, at least), and we’ve invented some pretty cool stuff. But we might want to watch out: our closest genetic neighbors are beginning … Read more

Skype to the Rescue! How You Can Help the Planet

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Kermit the Frog had it wrong when he said, “It’s not easy being green.”  In 2013, it’s hip to be green, as more and more people and businesses around the world are working to be eco-friendly. This year marks the 43rd anniversary of Earth Day, a day meant to shed light on important environmental issues and … Read more

Get the most out of Skype if you’re spending a few months abroad.

Skype means different things to different people, but how you use Skype from one day to another can also change. For example, students who study in a far off country for a time find that suddenly Skype becomes a way of catching up with loved ones who they might be used to seeing daily. If you’re … Read more

Skype Group Video Calling Drives Innovation in the Classroom

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Known for more than just their exceptional basketball team, Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin has long been ranked among the top research universities in the country with acclaimed programs in Business, Nursing and Physical Therapy. One common thread that continues to put Marquette ahead of the curve is their pioneering use of technology – like … Read more

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