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Skype Enables Unique Learning Experiences Beyond the Classroom: Sri Lanka

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Education professionals around the world are exploring the use of Skype as a platform to connect their classroom and share their learning experiences with teachers across the globe. Skype in the classroom is a free global community that invites teachers to collaborate on classroom projects through the use of Skype, to share skills and inspiration … Read more

How Parliament Tutors Dodged Superstorm Sandy SAT Disaster

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Many small businesses are still recovering from the impact of last October’s Superstorm Sandy. We heard from quite a few of you about the effects of Sandy in your work: power outages, damaged buildings and limited transportation options made it hard, if not impossible, to run your businesses. No doubt about it, Sandy created (and … Read more

Skype Video Messaging: Preview for Windows Desktop Users

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Today we’ve released the preview of Skype Video Messaging for Skype for Windows desktop on Windows 7 or above. This feature will also be made available shortly for Skype for Windows 8. Skype Video Messaging lets you record a video message and send it to people who matter to you on Skype anytime, even when they’re … Read more

Type Less. Talk More. Make Skype Calls Directly From Your Outlook.com Inbox

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Starting today, Microsoft is rolling out a preview version of Skype for Outlook.com, bringing two great communication experiences together — all in one place! As part of our commitment to bring you the very best ways to communicate, this Skype for Outlook.com preview is beginning to roll out in the United Kingdom and will be … Read more

Skype Takes on Denver for Small Business Meetup

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What a great time we had in Denver! Our Skype for Business meetup brought together local business owners for an evening of learning, sharing and networking intended to help everyone work smarter and grow their business. We all met up at the beautiful Artwork Network gallery in Denver, and kicked it off with great food … Read more

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

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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

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