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Contest: Show us your BOO-tiful Halloween Costume Photos

Pop quiz: what's the best part about Halloween? The candy? Spending time with friends and family? Carving pumpkins? Trick-or-treating? Parties? OK, maybe there are a few right answers to that question. For us, though, it's all about the costumes: kids… Read more

Welcome Skype for Windows 8: It's Fast, Easy and Beautiful

Skype for Windows 8 is almost here and we are incredibly excited by this important new version of Skype. This is our big step forward together with Microsoft to introduce a completely new Skype experience, which is designed to be always on, immersive, effortless and fun to use. Read more

Global Skype community selects Skype Hero 2012

Every day we hear new stories about the unexpected and fascinating ways people are using Skype. Of the thousands of examples, we nominated five exceptional candidates for the Skype Hero 2012 award. From an explorer to a doctor to a… Read more

Using Skype for Business on your mobile devices

Many small business owners who use Skype are true road warriors, spending days if not weeks at a time traveling for work. In fact, these business people frequently tell us that their travels are what led them to become regular… Read more

Skype Click to Call now supports Firefox 16 on Windows and Mountain Lion on Mac

I'm pleased to announce that we've just launched Skype Click to Call for Windows, version 6.3.11079 with Firefox 16 support. Additionally we have released Skype Click to Call for Mac, version 2.3.11097 with Mountain Lion support. We ask that you… Read more

Calling landlines and mobile phones for less with Skype subscriptions

It's tough to beat the value of free Skype-to-Skype calls. But many of our small business users also want to call people who aren't on Skype, and that's where they have a few alternatives. Skype charges a small fee to… Read more

Skype Is Going to the Dogs

"I am constantly surprised by the number of people who volunteer to help Dogs for the Deaf and the depth of their commitment," says Vaughn Maurice, General Manager of the Oregon-based non-profit. The fact that Dogs for the Deaf strikes… Read more

Identical Twins Stay Connected Through Skype Baking

All families have customs, many of which involve bringing people together through a home cooked meal. Sharing in the preparation of that meal is a way that families and friends connect and build upon tradition. But what do you do… Read more

Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad hotfix

Today we have released a hotfix for Skype 4.1 for iPhone and iPad. In this release, we have fixed audio and video calling issues which have been reported by some of our users. These issues have occurred on iPhone 5… Read more

Extraordinary women create new possibilities with Skype

Pippa Lord, the Melbourne-bred, Brooklyn-dwelling founder of the online culinary and lifestyle magazine Sous Style, is one of the pioneers of a new generation of younger, hipper and tech savvier generation of Martha Stewarts who strive for "imperfect perfection." She… Read more

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