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Skype Helps Hospital Cut Down on Missed Appointments

Last year, there were over 5.5 million missed outpatient hospital appointments in the UK, costing the National Health Service (NHS) an estimated £800million. Because of this, the Department of Health recently called for hospitals to make greater use of… Read more

Skype and small business: What's new this week

In honor of Small Business Saturday a little more than a week ago, we thought we’d share a roundup of some of the things people are saying about Skype for business lately – plus a bonus gift idea, given that… Read more

Keeping in Touch with Family Abroad for the Holidays

Samir was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro. He had never spent any significant time away from the city until he moved to Los Angeles last year to start his own personal fitness training business. Although he is more… Read more

How Skype Helps Santa Make Christmas Happen

Santa Claus, Saint Nick, Kris Kringle – however you refer to him, this is certainly the time of year when everyone wants to know what’s going on in his world. With a workshop in the North Pole to run, elves… Read more

Exchange Student Asks for Skype Gift Cards for the Holidays

Clara is a junior at the Jackson School of International Studies at the University of Washington. Her focus is on international development and – right after the holidays – she is going get some new insight into her major as… Read more

Skype for iPhone and iPad Hits over 120 Million Downloads and Releases New Versions

Today, we’re excited to announce the release of our latest update (version 4.2.1) to Skype for iPhone and Skype for iPad. Following a recent release that supported the larger iPhone 5 screen and fixed several bugs, the new version includes some of the most requested features from our users on both iPhone and iPad. Read more

Skype 4.2.1 for iPhone and iPad

Today we have released Skype 4.2.1 for iPhone and iPad. New features and improvements: Sign in with your Microsoft Account to merge your Windows Live Messenger, Outlook.com and Skype accounts – then IM those contacts direct from Skype. Ability… Read more

Teachers, Enter our Santa in the Classroom Contest: Educators Can Win $10,000 in Technology Products and a Call with Santa for Their Classrooms

We are very proud that Skype’s technology helps enable amazing learning experiences for students across the globe. From explorer Mark Wood connecting classrooms in Nepal and Tsunami-damaged Japan for an environmental discussion to students getting a chance to learn from NASA and even surprise video calls from NBA superstar Shaquille O’Neal, Skype in the classroom empowers teachers to bring truly remarkable experiences to their schools. Read more

Pro Travelers’ Top Three Skype Travel Tips

Travelling during the holiday season is incredibly common. While the holidays are ostensibly about eating and relaxing with family – the travel itself can inject a fair amount of stress into your vacation. We reached out to a bunch of… Read more

Skype 1.2 for Windows 8

We have launched Skype 1.2 for Windows 8 which is available to download through the Windows Store. With version 1.2 we have introduced some new features: Searching for contacts in your contact list Calling Messenger contacts from Skype for Windows… Read more

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