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Iowa Governor pioneers statewide "Skype Your School!" program

Iowa is better known for being the core of the traditional "American Heartland" than it is for pushing the frontiers of digital technology. But Governor Terry Branstad and Lieutenant Governor Kim Reynolds do not believe that those designations are mutually… Read more

Security notice: "lol is this your new profile pic?"

We have received reports of some malicious activity targeting a small number of Skype users with an instant message and link that says, "lol is this your new profile pic?" This activity is another example of an Internet scam targeting… Read more

How One Mom Uses Skype to Tackle her Busiest Days

Between dirty diapers, soccer practices, the workplace and report cards, trying to juggle business and family life can be challenging. But moms face these tasks every day. We recently sat down with Barbara Baker, a stay-at-home mother of three and… Read more

Sit, Stay, Skype! Petropolis uses Skype video chat to connect dogs and owners

Any dog lover will tell you: one of the hardest things about traveling is leaving little Fido behind. That's why we were particularly interested to learn about Petropolis, a St. Louis-based dog boarding, training, grooming and daycare facility that's been… Read more

Four questions on working with freelancers, with Maven CEO Wyatt Nordstrom

One of the most challenging parts of running a business is making staffing decisions: when and who to hire. We've been hearing more and more about businesses looking to freelancers or contractors (rather than salaried employees) to do their businesses'… Read more

Pro Video Gamer: "Skype Is My Best Friend"

Professional gamer and Guinness World Record video game champion Rob Paz, known as Prod1gyX, grew up in the Bronx just a block away from Yankee Stadium. The noise of the fans thundered through his family's apartment for some 81 home… Read more

NASA and Seven Other Organizations Join Skype in the Classroom to Take Kids on New Educational Adventures

When I was a kid, I had some very big dreams. My imagination would run wild with all the possibilities of answering the question, "What do I want to be when I grow up?" On any given day, I would have given you wildly different answers: I wanted to be a firefighter, an astronaut, a ship captain, a writer, amongst many, many others. One of the reasons I love my job is because Skype in the classroom allows students to experience first-hand what these careers are really like from professionals doing them every day. Read more

VOTE NOW for the "How Video Calls Globalize Shared Learning" panel at SXSW Education

There's only ONE WEEK left to vote for which panels will be hosted at 2013's South by Southwest Education (@SXSWedu) – one of the new components of the famous Austin, Texas-based ideas and arts conference. Vote here before October 5th… Read more

Now you're speaking my language!

Skype is intended to help break down barriers to communication everywhere. So it’s particularly exciting to see small businesses pursuing that same mission, especially when they use Skype to do so. I’m referring to the companies teaching languages via Skype…. Read more

Vote for the winner of Skype Heroes 2012!

People around the world continue to surprise us with the innovative, exciting — and even heroic ways –they use Skype in their lives. We are so inspired by this, we are creating the first-ever "Skype Heroes" program. This year the… Read more

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