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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

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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

Skype for Android now with calling to Messenger users

I would like to introduce to you new version of Skype for Android. We are delighted to deliver to you: Calling to Messenger users Now you can call everyone on Messenger straight from your Android device. Just pick the contact and call. The call will ring on their devices as a normal incoming call. Phone … Read more

How to get Skype Click to Call back on your Chrome Browser

Today, we learned that Skype users who have updated to Chrome 25 may have unintentionally had their Skype Click to Call extension auto-disabled, along with other third party extensions. Read more

What’s new with Skype and small business

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To celebrate the connection of Lync 2013 with Skype, we thought we’d share some highlights from the Lync Conference in San Diego, as well as some of the other ways Skype was hard at work in small businesses last week. From the living room to the boardroom At the Lync Conference this past Tuesday, Tony … Read more

Who Says Doctors Don’t Do House Calls Anymore? They Do on Skype!

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Like most people, Cristina isn’t a fan of dragging herself to the doctor’s office when she’s sick. And don’t even get her started about getting stuck in traffic or, worse, stuck in the waiting room when she’d be better off in bed. Moreover, this Seattle-area working mother of two says, “Appointments have become increasingly rushed … Read more

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