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Great Scott, Skype went Back to the Future!

Skype Back to the Future

Calling all Back to the Future super fans! Today, October 21, 2015 at 4:29pm is a landmark date for science fiction enthusiasts: the date the Doc and Marty McFly jumped in the DeLorean for a second time and traveled to the future! 30 years on and we’re feeling nostalgic as Back to the Future II … Read more

Smooth starts to your Skype meetings

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When it comes to audio and video calling in the workplace, Skype for Business is a brilliant solution which combines the familiar experience of Skype with all the enterprise-level security and control you need for your business communications. However, if you’re working in a smaller team of up to 25 individuals, Skype could be an … Read more

A dash of inspiration and a pinch of Skype magic creates The World Cooking Project

World Cooking Project

Technology is a great way of uniting people. Whether through a cute cat video, or maybe a well-rehearsed pout. But Sara Dietrich, CEO of The World Cooking Project, has found an ingenious recipe that really brings people together from all over the world. She explains her love of food and how she was inspired to … Read more

New Mojis and emoticons! Skype chats just got even better

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Lights, camera, action! It’s only been a month since we first released Mojis, but we’re delivering you new content to make Skype messages more exciting, funny and expressive than ever. If you haven’t tried Mojis for yourself yet, they are short clips from your favorite movies and TV shows that you can put directly into … Read more

A new, easier way to start a Skype conversation and invite anyone to join

Skype Invites

Update: We’ve been hard at work and are pleased to announce that now Skype users worldwide can invite anyone to join a Skype chat by sharing a unique link and anyone can join as a Guest on Skype for Web. Make sure you’re on the latest version of Skype for Windows, Mac or Web, click +New … Read more

Video calling with elephants

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Elephants on a Skype video call – talk about Skype savvy! Josh Plotnik, Founder and Executive Director of U.S.-based Think Elephants International, founded the non-profit in 2011. His goal is to promote the preservation of a rapidly declining population of elephants on both the Asian and African continents. TEI scientists conduct research on elephant behavior … Read more

A grandson’s hug – Improving Skype quality

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Global demographics, advances in travel and evolving technology have changed the way we live and work. One of the most significant outcomes of these changes is that, in many countries, members of the youngest generation are now moving away from their hometowns to work abroad. And as their own families grow, it’s increasingly more difficult … Read more

JacksGap head to Tanzania to see how Skype is empowering students

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The guys from JacksGap have had a busy couple of months filming and producing the latest episode of their “Following Heart” documentary series. Jack and Finn Harries recently traveled to Tanzania to find out how a local charity is using Skype to improve the educational experience of young children and the end result is this … Read more

Helping kids with cancer stay connected to the world

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Isolation. Of the side-effects related to cancer, it’s one most people don’t consider. And when the patient is a child, it puts their emotional development at stake as well. The consistent medical tests, treatments, and bed-rest can disrupt a school-going schedule for months, making it hard for a child to keep up with studies or … Read more

Learning a language with Skype

Skype Translator

One of the great things about Skype is how it allows you to communicate across global boundaries with the greatest of ease. Whether your friend is around the corner or around the world, they’re always just a Skype call away. But not all boundaries are geographical in nature. Sometimes, if you want to talk to … Read more

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