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What Podcasts Can Teach You About Skype

In recent years there’s been a boom in the popularity of podcasts as a way to get news and entertainment on all kinds of subjects. Even if you haven’t caught the bug yet, the buzz of big shows like Serial might have filtered into your newsfeed. Using Skype to help production is one thing that … Read more

Skype 7.8 for Mac is now available!

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Today we are pleased to release Skype 7.8 for Mac. We have redesigned the chat input field to give you quicker access to some well-loved features. Now it only takes one click to start sending photos, files, contacts and video messages. We have also added the ability to paste or drag images directly into the … Read more

ON THE LINE with VICE News: Share Your Questions on the Middle East with Skype and VICE News

The current state of the Middle East is the subject of much discussion and debate. While opinions on the latest issues in Iraq, Syria and throughout the region may vary, everyone’s voice deserves to be heard. In order to help you get your questions answered, Skype and VICE News are giving you the chance to … Read more

Must Read: Touching German Couple Gives the Gift of Music Over Skype

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Dr. Klaus Röse and Marita Frehse (aka Jo & Josephine) are a talented, touching German duo who—via the power of Skype and their heartwarming harmonies—bring live tunes to the ears of eager listeners everywhere. Alongside teaching and hosting their own hit show on television, the musicians have performed at weddings and parties, as well as … Read more

Online Safety for the Next Generation

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I’ve mentioned before on this blog that Skype takes online safety very seriously. The online world is becoming an increasingly large part of our lives, a fact that is doubly true for people growing up in this internet-connected age. The next generation faces a daunting set of challenges to their online safety that are constantly … Read more

Putting Face to Face and Pen to Page – Writers Use Skype to Redefine ‘Working Together’

Web designer, international fashion model, writer, seven ancient wonder chaser, and fervent Skype user, Mark Perini has quite the growing resume, especially since the release of Halfway Perfect – the novel he co-wrote with author Julie Cross. He’s here to tell us exactly what co-writing a book entails, and the role that Skype played in … Read more

Get Closer to the Sasquatch! Festival by Adding “Sasquatch! 2015″ to Skype

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Just a few days left before Sasquatch! goes stratospheric. But if you can’t attend you can still be there in spirit, thanks to @Skype. We’ve been given access to all areas so we can take you closer with four days of exclusive, behind the scenes coverage. This includes four fan group chats that give you the … Read more

Tackling Climate Change: One Student at a Time

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This past fall, I found myself in a tiny school in the South Pacific surrounded by thirty giggling elementary school students. I was on a journalistic assignment to the Pacific island nation of Kiribati with my partner, award-winning photojournalist Gianluca Panella. It was the beginning of our special journey to the front lines of climate change, an … Read more

Skype Translator Preview Access Just Got Easier!

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Skype’s mission is to bring people together from all over the world, and with Skype Translator we are breaking down language barriers that have historically made it challenging for friends and families to connect. Today, we’re excited to announce that we’re making it easier to obtain the Skype Translator preview by removing the sign-up requirement. … Read more

Skype Moments of the week

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Every Skype call tells a story. Whether it’s a question waiting to be answered or a special moment waiting to be shared, each call is as unique and memorable as the people on it. Throughout April, we celebrated the many ways people use Skype to share memories, ideas and stories. Skype helped Jun Song stay … Read more

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