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Moment Makers: A look back

We love celebrating the many ways people use Skype to pursue their passions. From the extreme sports fan who got the chance to ask his favorite athlete a burning question in a video message, to the comics enthusiast who interviewed the cast of the newest Marvel movie using video calling, Skype is dedicated to bringing remarkable … Read more

Skype Moments of the Week

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Being separated from family, friends or work can be tough. Fortunately, Skype can turn time apart into cherished moments together. Every week, we celebrate how people of all ages and backgrounds use Skype to share experiences with those who once seemed a world away. When Colin’s parents couldn’t make it to his and Meg Mukri‘s … Read more

Skype 7.6 for Mac

Today we’re pleased to release Skype 7.6 for Mac with improved performance and better usability when you need to send a longer message. We’ve increased the maximum height of the chat input field to let you see more lines of text at once. The full list of features, fixes and improvements includes: Features and Improvements … Read more

Mr. March tests his luck this St. Patrick’s Day

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Sure, it all started as a religious day of feasting for the patron saint of Ireland. But nowadays, St. Patrick’s Day features international festivals, set on praising all things Irish via parades, dancing and debauchery, and everything green. While we couldn’t catch an actual Leprechaun, we found Mr. March (clad in all green and clutching … Read more

March Emoticon Madness

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This month, four of your favorite Skype Emoticons are stepping into the ring—gloves off. But don’t worry! We plan on zero punches being thrown. These match-ups tap into a much more eclectic skillset. Stares will be shared! Rock, Paper (and Scissors) shall be thrown down! Thumb wrestling will ensue! (Jello maybe included). Smile. Emo. Devil. … Read more

Welcome Skype for Business!

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At Skype, we want to create a world where people can make the most of their time and lead more fulfilling lives. A decade ago, we broke down the distance barrier by bringing people together from all over the world. Now, we want to reinvent productivity to enable you and your organization achieve more. Today … Read more

Just Say Hello

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We’re kicking off our partnership with Skype in the Classroom and O, The Oprah Magazine, with a guest blog from Carr Fullagar and Tobi Ragon from the Cape Fear Academy in Wilmington, North Carolina. Read on to learn about how a simple word like hello can make a huge difference. It’s one simple word, but … Read more

Truth or Dare is BACK (And it’s better than ever)

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You know the rules—cross your fingers and “spin” the truth or dare selector that we’ve posted on our Facebook, Vine, and Twitter channels. Wherever you land, your Skype-using loved ones are in for one hell of a surprise. Take a look at the full list of Truths and Dares below. You woke up like this. … Read more

Fans Score Video Calls with Real Madrid

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With fans around the world, Real Madrid is one of the most popular soccer clubs in the world. That’s why we’re excited to help bring fans directly to Real Madrid over Skype video calls. Today, Real Madrid fans from around the world got the chance to hop on video calls with their favorite soccer stars. … Read more

Cooperation, contribution, celebration: using Skype to give back

A few months ago, Tyson Mayr, Skype Social Good Ambassador and clean water activist, asked people across the world to share how they plan to give back in 2015. The first answer to Tyson’s challenge came from Tom Le Mesurier and Frank Bell, who recently hosted a Skype-enabled benefit dinner party and silent auction in … Read more

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