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Skype Passes 100M Android Installs and Launches Redesigned 4.0

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Just recently, we reached a major milestone. Skype for Android is now installed on over 100 million phones worldwide. And we’re so thankful – reaching such an achievement would be impossible without the support of our users, and we continue to put you and your needs at the heart of everything we do. Today we’re … Read more

Disadvantaged Kids Build Planes (And a Future) From Scratch

Barrington Irving grew up in an impoverished area of inner city Miami with little hope for his future or knowledge of his personal potential. But, by the age of 23, he became youngest person and only African-American ever to fly solo around the world. His life was turned around by a chance encounter with a … Read more

Skype 4.9 for iPhone and iPad

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad, version 4.9. Latest improvements: ✓ Audio and video call stability improvements. ✓ Share photos more reliably. ✓ Improved accessibility for video messaging. ✓ General fixes and improvements. Supported Devices & Operating System: Skype for iPhone version 4.9 supports: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone … Read more

Skype’s Mobile Future: A Few Thoughts on the Road Ahead

Skype was founded under the simple principle that “the whole world can talk for free,” and I’m not sure any of us could have imagined the remarkable effect this would have had in our daily lives. From millions of young families sharing their weekly video call with proud grandparents, to connecting students around the world … Read more

High School Students Meet the Rock Stars of Particle Physics

“What was involved in the search for the Higgs Boson particle and what does its discovery mean for physics?” If you’ve ever pondered such mysteries of the universe, you’ll be happy to know that the top scientists in the world are on the case. Late last month, 60 high school students outside Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania posed … Read more

A Brazilian Couple Begins Their Life Together Virtually

After dating for three long years, Cibele Santos and Fausto Candido were anxious to take the next step. They knew they wanted to spend the rest of their lives together, but what they had not foreseen was a job offer abroad causing the beginning of their marriage to take place over Skype. Telling their story here … Read more

Skype Helps JTL Media Kick Clients Under the Table – Virtually

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Even as solopreneur Jen LaFlam climbed the ranks of the corporate world years ago, she couldn’t help thinking that running her own business could be fun. In November 2010 she dove in, founding JTL Media, an independent marketing and sales firm. Prior to her new venture, LaFlam had used Skype personally, and to maintain face-to-face … Read more

Your Parents vs. Technology: The Struggle is Over

Whether it’s Dad poking you on Facebook or Mom calling to ask what your “ttyl“ text meant, we’ve all been there. The struggle between our parents and technology is seemingly endless but have no fear, relief is here. Here are three ways parents generally struggle with technology: Complete Newbs  You are a child of technologically challenged … Read more

Students from Africa and UK Discuss Global Issues via Skype

Imagine that you live in a small village in rural Uganda and have never used the internet. Then one morning, you arrive at school to find your classmates on a Skype video call with students thousands of miles away in England. What’s more, a world-famous author is leading a discussion about poverty and hunger — … Read more

First Skype Call Atop Mt. Everest Raises Thousands for Charity

Daniel Hughes has a seemingly perfect life: he’s young, charming, happily married, has a nice home in London and a great career as a commercial airline pilot. However, during a 2010 trip in South America, he met destitute Bolivian children weakened by malnutrition and realized that he had to get out of his comfort zone … Read more

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