Skype Blogs

News, stories, and updates from Skype

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

Wireless takes on a new meaning for The Content Factory

When Joan Barrett and Kari DePhillips set up shop in their first office, they loved having a physical locale to build The Content Factory, their social media, public relations and copywriting business. What they didn't love was the lack of… Read more

Cricket Teams Settle Playoff Match over Skype

Scotland is known for many things but good weather is not one of them. While the Scots pride themselves on being tougher than their climate, the popular sport of cricket is dependent on windows of dry weather between the inevitable… Read more

Two Schools, One Play: How Skype Helped Make it Happen

Skype soliloquys? Apparently so, and "All the world's a stage", as we recently caught wind of two acting studios who decided to join forces and put on Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. There was just one catch: one studio was in… Read more

Four ways to bring remote workers closer

We've seen remote working pop up often in the news lately – like this article in Inc. magazine (based on a post on the HBR Blog Network) – and it's led us to take a closer look at this work… Read more

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