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Skype for Linux 4.2

Spring is a time for growth, renewal and change. In the spirit of the season, we’ve released the brand new Skype for Linux 4.2 update. We rolled up our sleeves and reconsidered the heart of the Skype for Linux client. We’re very excited about the results and think that you will be too. Click here … Read more

True Heroes Meet Hollywood Stars

Robert Downey, Jr. Kiss

Marvel’s Iron Man 3 star, Robert Downey, Jr., said it best in an Esquire magazine interview: “A hero is not a noun, it is a verb.” There is no question that our troops personify this truism, and the question then becomes: how can we show our appreciation for these real-life superheroes? Skype opted for VIP treatment, inviting soldiers to … Read more

Small Business and the Cloud: Five Questions for Cloud Expert Eric Diamond

As a small business owner, you’ve likely heard talk about the cloud – but it still may not be clear exactly what it means, or if it’s relevant to you. Guess what: if you use SkyDrive, for example, you’re in the cloud already. What’s less common is for small businesses to use some of the more sophisticated … Read more

Famed Funnyman Mel Brooks Brings Laughs via Skype

Mel Brooks at the 92nd Street Y

Mel Brooks once said, “It’s my job to spot the insane or the bizarre in the commonplace.” With a plethora of movies, TV shows, Broadway plays and an EGOT credit to his name, the famed funnyman has either left us laughing so hard we’re reduced to tears or pondering his insightful pearls of wisdom (sometimes, even … Read more

Skype 6.4 for Mac With Easier to Use Instant Messaging

Today we have released a new version of Skype for Mac. In this release, we have focused on ease of use of our instant messaging experience. New features and improvements in Skype 6.4 for Mac include: Infinite chat scrolling Improved find from a chat conversation Improved file transfer Improved send and receive contacts Support for Simplified … Read more

Does TV’s Shark Tank Bite on Skype-Based Translation App?

A little under a year ago, we did an interview with Ryan Frankel, the CEO of VerbalizeIt – a real-time translation app that adds live bi-lingual interpreters to Skype voice and video calls. Since then, Ryan and VerbalizeIt co-founder Kunal Sarda recorded an episode of ABC’s hit reality series Shark Tank. For those not familiar, … Read more

A Sensational Special Guest Skype Session!

Jeff Goodby 4

This week’s “Faraway Friday” was a very special one thanks in part to our magical guest, and the wonderful people at Skype Classroom. Mme Leslie’s 3rd grade class was able to connect with American advertising executive Mr. Jeff Goodby from Goodby-Silverstein. He connected with us all the way from San Francisco, California! Why you might … Read more

Four Tips for Remote Collaboration with Skype, from FEM Inc.

Like many technology businesses that draw on top talent across geographies, the management team at startup FEM Inc. works out of three different locations. Thanks to Skype, they say distance isn’t a barrier to regular communication and collaboration. A content discovery and recommendation platform focused on identifying and promoting positive and diverse portrayals of women … Read more

Skype Now Available for BlackBerry Z10 Users

In late April we announced that Skype was available for download in a preview version for the BlackBerry Q10 from BlackBerry World. Today, as the BlackBerry 10.1 operating system starts to roll out on the BlackBerry Z10, we are happy to announce that Z10 users around the world will now be able to enjoy the preview … Read more

Skype 2.6 for Windows Phone 8

Today we have released a minor update for Skype for Windows Phone 8, version 2.6.  In this release we focused on further increasing the reliability of chat and call notifications, improving reliability of calls to phone numbers and resolving occasional missing message preview in the recent conversations list. Get the updated version now from the … Read more

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