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News, stories, and updates from Skype

3 Questions for the World’s Most Tech Savvy Professor

Virginia Tech Professor, John Boyer, may look the part with his pipe and array of sport coats, but the average academic doesn’t have a digital alter-ego named The Plaid Avenger. What truly makes this Geography professor stand out is his mission to “motivate, educate, and inspire students to be fully engaged in the rapidly globalizing 21st … Read more

Skype and Windows Phone 8: A Match Made in Heaven

Skype for Windows Phone 8 is one of the most beautiful ways to enjoy the Skype experience. If you have a Windows Phone 8 device and haven’t installed Skype on it yet, you can get it in the app store. If you’re new to Skype on Windows Phone or you’re not sure you’re getting the most … Read more

Skype and Lync: Connecting the Living Room to the Board Room

Today, we’re excited to announce Skype and Lync customers around the world are now able to connect with each other from across these platforms. With Lync-Skype connectivity, Skype users will now be able to reach a broader network of colleagues, partners and customers who are using Lync, Microsoft’s unified communications platform, connecting them into organizations … Read more

Globetrotting Entrepreneur Grows Business Remotely, With Skype

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For entrepreneur Amy McIlwain, Skype means freedom to pursue her passions, both for business and for travel. “My goal is to be able to live and work anywhere in the world,” McIlwain says. “With tools like Skype I’m able to do that.” Coming from an advertising background in the B2B space, McIlwain parlayed her contacts … Read more

A U.S. Senator Goes Back to School

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When was the last time a U.S. Senator visited your classroom? For fifth graders at J.S. Clark Leadership Academy in Louisiana, a civics lesson came to life via a Skype video call with U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu. Senator Landrieu, a proponent of charter schools like J.S. Clark, held ‘virtual classrooms’ with a number of schools during … Read more

Soldier Never Misses a Moment with Digital Daddy Time

On Christmas morning, Julie McGhee had her young sons hold off on opening their presents. Their dad, Jeff, was serving overseas and struggling with missing out on all the precious family moments, from holidays to first steps. This holiday, however, would be different. With a little help from Skype, Jeff watched as his kids tore open each … Read more

Skype Buttons: Let Customers Call or Chat Right from Your Website

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As a small business owner, you likely have a company website that markets your products or services to current and prospective customers.  And you know how important it is that the site makes it easy for people to get in touch with you directly, so they can ask questions or even make purchases. Skype button … Read more

Transform Your Living Room with Skype for Xbox One and Share Experiences with Friends and Family

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I’m excited to let you know that Skype will be available on Xbox One.1 For the very first time, Skype for Xbox One lets you enjoy your Xbox games, apps and live TV with friends and family as if they were right there with you in the living room, all through features such as group … Read more

Getting Started on Skype for BlackBerry 10

Welcome to the wonderful world of Skype for BlackBerry 10! We’re really excited to share the great Skype for Android experience with you on these BlackBerry devices. If this is your first time using Skype on a smartphone you might appreciate a bit of a tour. To make sure you get off to the best possible … Read more

Skype from the Top of the World

We all know that Skype connects people to each other in new and exciting ways. However, British explorer Daniel Hughes recently took Skype to an even higher level when he made a Skype Video Call from the peak of Mount Everest – 8,848 meters above sea level. Hughes climbed the world’s highest mountain to raise … Read more

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