Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

Doctor uses Skype to support hospital in rural Africa

A nurse first told Dr. Maneesh Batra about Uganda's rural Kiwoko Hospital while they were working together on a late-night shift at Children's Hospital in Seattle. It was 2002 and Maneesh was a young resident with a broad interest in… Read more

Brainstorm together, even when you aren't

Many of Skype’s business users work remotely, and generally, we tend to hear from you that the pros outweigh the cons. From time to time, however, I’ll hear remote workers say that they miss the in-person brainstorm sessions common in… Read more

Forging the bond between coach and athlete over Skype

As athletes climb to higher levels of competition, their relationship with their coach becomes more essential – and way more complex. Few manage that intricate bond better than top NCAA and Olympic swimming coach Kim Brackin. Founder of Brackin Elite… Read more

Skype 5.11 for Windows – Beta

Today we have released a Beta version of Skype 5.11 for Windows. In this release, we are enabling Skype users to reach even more of their friends and family. We've added beta support for: Sharing Instant Messages with friends… Read more

Skype 5.11 for Mac – Beta

Today we have released a Beta version of Skype 5.11 for Mac. In this release, we are enabling Skype users to reach even more of their friends and family. We have added beta support for: • Sharing Instant Messages… Read more

Skype joins Lady Gaga for the Born This Way Ball Tour

What's missing from this equation: Lady Gaga + Skype + _____ = Born This Way Ball world tour? You, of course. Skype and Lady Gaga are teaming up to bring fans brand new experiences along her monumental world tour. Skype… Read more

Bringing Families Together When They're Apart

“Ultimately, a good photograph is one that brings us face-to-face with our own existence,” says New York-based photographer John Clang. His intimate series “Being Together” does just that. In Being Together, Clang uses Skype and video projectors to create a… Read more

Skype and a New Audio Codec

Skype has quietly revolutionized the sound quality of our daily communications. We introduced SILK, our own audio codec, to make our calls sound more like being there in person in January 2009. Since then, we've used it to serve more than 750 billion minutes. Read more

Skype thanks military families

The old quote goes: "the hardest job in the military is being a military spouse." We here at Skype salute all that military families endure – the soldiers, sailors, airmen, and Marines as well as their loved ones back at… Read more

On the road? Skype WiFi gets you online, on the cheap

Most business travelers can likely relate: you're in a hotel or airport and want to get some work done online (or maybe call a colleague on Skype). So you get out your laptop (or your tablet or smartphone), search for… Read more

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