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Get inspired this International Women’s Day: Business women share their best advice

One of the best parts of the work we do with small businesses is that we have the pleasure of meeting strong, inspirational women business owners and executives from around the globe. In honor of International Women’s Day today, we wanted to pass on some of their best business advice in hopes of inspiring you, … Read more

Managing your group chats like a boss

Group chats are great for keeping everyone updated on the latest goings on. At work I use group chats for everything, from introducing people with a shared interest, to planning where to go for lunch. Skype has a range of options for managing your group chats, here I will give you some advanced tips on … Read more

Chords, Keys and Lyrics Composed via Skype

Singer-songwriter Megan Redmond.

Denver, Colorado: it’s not exactly a hotbed of the music industry.  But 17-year old singer-songwriter Megan Redmond isn’t the type of person to let geography stand in her way.  Although she was born in Denver, because of her passion for music and songwriting, her parents decided to move her to Nashville, TN when she was … Read more

Skype 4.6 for iPhone & iPad with a new calling experience

Today we’re pleased to release Skype for iPhone and iPad, version 4.6. New features and improvements: New, beautiful calling experience One-to-one chats now appear in the correct order Option to select your message as ‘read’ with just a few taps General fixes and improvements Supported Devices & Operating System: Skype for iPad version 4.6 supports … Read more

Upgrading from Windows Live Messenger to Skype

Upgrade from Windows Live Messenger to Skype

Windows Live Messenger and Skype will be coming together soon! Not only will you be able to keep all your contacts together, but you’ll also be able to score some great new benefits in the process. Here are just a few of the fantastic features coming your way on Skype for Windows desktop. Skype allows … Read more

Celebrating World Read Aloud Day: Our Global Reading Initiative and Free Group Video Calling for Teachers

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I love to read and I love stories. I was called a bookworm as a kid, because once I cracked open a book, I just couldn’t put it down until it was done! And, now, I watch with delight when my 12 year old daughter does the same. The hairy feet of a Hobbit. The … Read more

Skype at South by Southwest 2013

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Do you consider yourself a music, technology, film or education aficionado?  If so, you may have heard about South by Southwest, a 26-year old Austin, Texas-based festival event better known simply as “SXSW” to most.  Over the years, it has grown to become one of the biggest events to find out about what’s new and … Read more

Six tips to make “walking meetings” part of your workday

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It’s a sad truth that many of us find ourselves chained to our desks most of the workday. Especially in a small business, when the work never seems to end. It can be physically — and mentally — numbing to stay sedentary all day, not to mention unhealthy. That’s why we loved hearing recently about … Read more

That’s So Metal: Pro Musician Offers Fans Skype Guitar Lessons

Paul Allender in his studio.

Ever meet a true rock star?  Best known as the lead guitar player for heavy metal band Cradle of Filth, Paul Allender’s been a professional touring musician for over 20 years.  First picking up a guitar at age 14, he’s been shredding out metal riffs ever since.  Oddly, it seems that one way or another, … Read more

Travel by Skype? It’s the Best Way To Go!

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If you were about to book the travel trip of your dreams, you’d be keen to know every detail about your destination.  So a top British tour operator has started using Skype to hook up customers with its staff on the ground to answer any queries and listen to customer requirements. Manager Vara Arnold showed … Read more

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