Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Skype 6.7 for Mac

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. We are continually focusing on ease of use. With this release we focused on optimizing your search experience. Fast, deep search results Search in Skype for Mac has been completely overhauled. Finding the right conversation is now faster than ever. From the toolbar, just … Read more

Skype Wedding Grants Dying Father’s Final Wish

Michaela Murphy never bought into the idealized notion of the glitzy “dream wedding with the pressure to be the happiest you can on ‘the most important day of your life’. ”She simply wanted someone who was close to her and her fiancé Gregg to preside over a heartfelt ceremony. As Michaela and Gregg’s New York … Read more

International Dance Contests… in PE? Skype Helps Make Gym Fun!

Most of us don’t think of gym teachers as creative types—except maybe when it comes to the number of laps they make you run. Good news! Times have definitely changed. Innovative teachers, teamed with technology like Skype, are making phys-ed fun. (You won’t see anyone faking stomach aches because they want to sit on the … Read more

Royal Baby Sparks Spike on Skype

Unless you’ve been on an extended summer camping trip far from any type of media and other human beings, you’ve heard all about the Royal Baby (aka George Alexander Louis aka His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge aka the focus of 90% of the internet right now). Many fans of the royal family spent … Read more

Top 10 Movies that Would Change with Skype

A good movie keeps us guessing right up until the end. Is he going to make it out alive? Will they live happily ever after? Will she find out that he still loves her? Suspense is maintained throughout a film by a series of twists, turns and missed connections. Unfortunately for Hollywood screenwriters, many of … Read more

4 Tips for Better Virtual Meetings

You’ve probably been there: sitting through a lackluster meeting, trying to stay focused on the topic at hand when all you can focus on are the hands on the clock ticking away. It can be even harder for virtual teams, as virtual meetings require the same amount – or more – of interaction to ensure … Read more

Emoticon Challenge – Expressing Yourself with Skype IM

In our first Moment Makers challenge, we asked you to create your own Skype instant messaging emoticon art. Our users released their inner artists, using our chat window as their canvas and there was some amazingly creative art shared. We love how creative our users are and we pulled together a montage of masterpieces to … Read more

Overcoming the Isolation of Huntington’s Disease

It was a complete shock when Daniel’s father was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease (HD) four years ago. Daniel had “never heard of it before” and “didn’t know anyone else who had it or was at risk for the disease.” The inherited genetic condition frequently manifests itself during mid-life and leads to a decline in muscle … Read more

Staying Together with Art and Skype

What kid isn’t an artist? Every parent’s fridge is covered in enthusiastic paintings and drawings and every shelf is crowded with sculptures. Fortunately, Skype makes it easy to share each masterpiece with friends and family all over the world. Julia, one of the stars of our recent Stay Together videos, lives in Los Angeles but … Read more

Skype secures family ties, brings business for AIRDEX

Naturally, we at Skype are big proponents of the value of face-to-face communication and connecting with friends and family. And we love a great story. So when we heard this tale from a Skype user we featured on the blog about a year ago, we knew we had to share. Recently Russell Valvo, sales manager … Read more

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